Conference | Leaps of Faith: Figuration of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Acts of faith challenge boundaries between the ordinary and the extraordinary, between rationality and intuition. Bringing together diverse topics such as social and aesthetic suspension of disbelief, post-secularism, and the miraculous, the concept of faith functions as a springboard for interdisciplinary discussions, engaging fields from literary studies to political theory. Against this background, the papers at this conference explore diverse acts of faith and their significance in both secular and religious contexts.

Welcome Reception
Friday, November 21, 4 pm
Comparative Literature Library, 4337 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

Conference Panels and Keynote, “Theology Revisited”
Saturday, November 22, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

Presented by the Department of Comparative Literature with the Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Departments of German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, and Near Eastern Studies, the Graduate Theological Union, The Program in Critical Theory, and The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities.