Lancaster University (UK) Schedule
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
All events are held in Charles Carter A19

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5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Reception
Charles Carter A19

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

linked session with Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University

Keynote Discussion: Theological Inheritances in our Current Ecological Crises

Charles Carter A19

Moderator: Robert Creech (Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University)

Susan Bratton (Baylor University)
Michael Northcott (University of Edinburgh)
Norman Wirzba (Duke)

Lancaster University (UK) Schedule
Thursday, September 19, 2019
All events are held in Charles Carter A19

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9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Panel #1: Prayer, Poetry, and the Body

Simon Marsden (University of Liverpool), “Natural Theology and the Romantic Imagination in Patrick Brontë’s Poetry”
Elizabeth Ludlow (Anglia Ruskin University), “The Resurrection of the Body and the Renewal of Creation in Victorian Women’s Poetry”
Amanda Vernon (Lancaster University), “Prayer, Poetry and the Face of God in Nature”

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Panel #2: Silas Marner

Jo Carruthers (Lancaster University), “Bearing Witness Against the Innocent? Divine Intervention and Organic Imagery in George Eliot’s Silas Marner”
Kathryn Poole (Lancaster University), “Methodism, Nature and Collective Identity in Silas Marner”

12:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Lunch

2:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Panel #3: Ecological Thought

Rebekah Lamb, “‘[Y]et one change cries out to another’: History as Spiritual Ecology in the Sermons of John-Henry Newman”
Harriet Newnes (Lancaster University), “’We are the Heirs of Time’: Towards an Ecology of Thought in Herbert Spencer and George Henry Lewes”

3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Panel #4: Theological Perspectives and Fictional Practice

Rachel Bodnariuc (Simon Fraser University), “Ecocriticism, Christian Literary Scholarship & Postsecularism: Present Tensions and New Opportunities”
Julia Courtney (Independent Scholar, formerly of the Open University), “In ‘a spring-tide wood’: Tractarian Ecotheology in Fictional Practice”

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

linked between all conference sites

Keynote Panel: Ecology and Religion in 19C Literary Studies – Four Case Studies

Gary Handwerk (University of Washington), “Ecologies and Economies of Nature: Malthus and Beyond”
Joshua King (Baylor University), “Christ and Carbon: Earth as Human in Aurora Leigh”
Patrick R. O’Malley (Georgetown University), “New Woman, New Creed: Spiritual Evolution in Sarah Grand’s Heavenly Twins Trilogy”
Emma Mason (University of Warwick), “Divine Pastoral: Wordsworth and the Weak Things of the World”

Lancaster University (UK) Schedule
Friday, September 20, 2019
All events are held in Charles Carter A19

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5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

linked session with Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University. The Lancaster side of this meeting will be run as a Global Futures event through Lancaster’s Institute for Social Futures

Keynote Roundtable: “From Texas to Lancaster: Challenges with Food, Water, and Fracking”

Moderator: Andy Tate (Lancaster University)

Michael Berners-Lee (Lancaster University)
Gordon Blair (Lancaster University)
Smith Getterman (Baylor University)
Caroline Jackson (Lancaster City Council)
Ryan McManamay (Baylor University)
Doug Nesmith (Baylor University)
Joe Yelderman (Baylor University)

 

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