Colloquium Series | Film as Religion: Is that really a thing?

2/26/20 4:00 PM - 2/26/20 05:00 PM
Location: Principal Conference Room B and C | Student Center, Rooms 136 & 137

Presenter:         
Dr. John Lyden, Professor of Liberal Arts and Director of Core Curriculum

When John Lyden's book Film as Religion: Myths, Morals, and Rituals was first published in 2003, there were few texts for the study of religion and film. Since then, his book has become a standard work for classes in this developing field.  John has now thoroughly updated the book for a revised edition which has just been published by NYU Press.  He will discuss how he got involved with this unusual field two decades ago, the insights he has gained in the process, and the changes he made for this new edition.  Copies of the book will be available at the book signing which immediately precedes the colloquium.