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Video-taped Lectures

2022 “Self-Reflection and Reduction in the Language of Lyric,” Reduction Lecture Series, ICI (Institute for Cultural Inquiry) Berlin, May 16, 2022 Zoom Lectures 2020-21   *“Dante and East Asia: The Apophatic Connection,” PLENARY ADDRESS for Symposium: “Afterlives: Dante in Dialogue with East Asian Buddhism,” UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), November 13, 2021 link to video-taped…

Posted by on August 26, 2018 in News

Tübingen Cusanus lecture 2015

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in News

Glasgow Comparative Mysticism Conference Lecture

“Poetry as Prophecy: From Anthropological Origins to Postmodern Apocalypses” KEYNOTE SPEECH for The Prophetic Word: Poetry, Philosophy and Theology in Conversation, The Power of the Word International Conference V, Heythrop Institute for Religion and Society (Heythrop College, University of London) and the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford VIDEO-RECORDING…

Posted by on April 6, 2018 in News

Frankfurt Seminar July 2016

Frankfurt seminar schedule

Posted by on April 3, 2018 in News


Apophatic Paths from Europe to China: Regions without Borders

Apophatic Paths from Europe to China: Regions Without Borders                                 Review by Bin Song in JAAR (Journal of American Academy of Religion) Review by Paula Varsano in Comparative Literature Studies 56/2 (2019): 424-28 Review by On-Cho Ng review of Apophatic…

Posted by on April 2, 2018 in News,

Notre Dame Annual Religion and Literature Lecture

Posted by on April 1, 2018 in News

York Conference – Beyond Words

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies   Beyond Words: The Unknowable and the Unutterable in early modernity Posted on 4 June 2018 In this Keynote Address, Prof William Franke closes a conference on the parameters of the unknowable and the unutterable in early modernity. His talk addresses one of the most important figures on…

Posted by on March 31, 2018 in News

Seattle MLA Panel on Secularization and Literature

“Secularization and Literature,” MLA (Modern Language Association) National Convention, Seattle, January 6, 2012 ‘Several of the most provocative, insightful scholars at the intersection of religion and literature will be participating on a panel entitled “Literature and Secularization” (Friday, 3:30-4:45, WSCC 617). Facilitated by Susannah Brietz Monta (Notre Dame, and editor of Religion and Literature), this roundtable…

Posted by on March 30, 2018 in News

Newberry Graduate Workshop on New Theoretical Approaches to Dante

Poetry as Theology: New Theoretical Approaches to Dante, Graduate Workshop, Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago, Illinois, February 26, 2015 Poetry as Theology: New Theoretical Approaches to Dante Dante Alighieri, Paradiso, 1502. Click image to enlarge. William Franke, Vanderbilt University Vittorio Montemaggi, University of Notre Dame Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students Friday, February…

Posted by on March 30, 2018 in News

Seminar with Philippe Beck (French Academy Poet Laureate, 2015), October 2015

Seminar with Philippe Beck, Philosophy, University of Macao, October 26, 2015

Posted by on March 29, 2018 in News

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