Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., Carnegie Building Atrium
(Queer Theory, Religious Naturalism, Philosophy of Race, Literature, Craft of Creative Writing).
Participants: Carol Wayne White (Philosophy of Religion), James Haille (Philosophy), and Glen Retief (Susquehanna University, Creative Writing). White has a chapter on Baldwin in her Sacred Humanity: An African American Religious Naturalism (2016) as well as a forthcoming article on Baldwin, Queer Theory, and African American Religious Naturalism. Haille is currently editing a book on Baldwin and teaches courses on the corpus of Baldwin’s ideas and themes. Retief works on Baldwin’s writings (e.g., Everybody’s Protest Novel) related to social activism, literature, and how writers of political witness engage with craft and aesthetics.