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Monday, 29 December

565. “Postsecular Europe?”: Religion and Spirituality in Contemporary Fiction and Film

1:45–3:00 p.m., Yerba Buena Salon 15, Marriott

A special session

Presiding: May Mergenthaler, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

1. “Pilgrimage, Performance, and the Postmodern Sublime in Werner Herzog’s Recent Documentaries,” Eric C. Ames, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

2. “Religious Cosmopolitanism: Orhan Pamuk and Turkish Postsecularism,” Justin Neuman, Univ. of Virginia

3. “Islam as Commercialized Object in Navid Kermani’s ‘Kurzmitteilung’ (‘Short Message’),” Frauke Matthes, Univ. of Edinburgh

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