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Religious Studies Colloquium Series: Dr. Mark Hulsether


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Dr. Mark Hulsether

Title: "Listening for More: Spiritual/Religious Discourse and Cultural Critique in Recent North American Popular Music"

Mark’s talk is based on his Fulbright project, which is premised on the idea that recent North American popular music, religious/spiritual discourses, and interesting cultural critiques might or might not all come together at the same time— but that they do so more often than many scholars notice and that we can think more deeply about this matter.

Mark Hulsether is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, and in Spring 2018 is the Fulbright Research Chair in Arts and Humanities at the University of Alberta. Dr. Hulsether has broad interests in the interplay of religion and social issues in recent United States history. He is the author of Religion, Culture, and Politics in the Twentieth Century United States, co-published by Columbia University Press and Edinburgh University Press in 2007, and has written many articles and reviews on the course of the religious left in the US since the 1940s, various aspects of US popular religion, and issues of theory and method in the academic study of religion.

April 11, 4:00-5:30, Tory Breezeway 2 , ALL ARE WELCOME!