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Christianity, Literature, and Language

Nothing to Fear from the Night: An examination of the Prose and Theology of Hospitality of Margaret Renkl

When: June 10, 2021, 1:45 pm - Thursday

Where: Ezell 232

Session 4

Session Abstract

“Hush. Be quiet,” writes Margaret Renkl. “The long summer day is coming to a close, spooling up its lovely light, but there is nothing to fear from the night.” This session on the contemporary writer Margaret Renkl focuses on her book Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss. The panelists will discuss Renkl’s book from a variety of perspectives: examining her lyrical evocations of family and place, homes and journeys, time and nature; articulating a theology of hospitality and the role of memory in thinking of place; describing her influence in contemporary American nonfiction and journalism.

Speakers

Kimberly Reed, Lipscomb University, Convener

  • Scott Lamascus, Oklahoma Christian University, Panelist
  • Saralee Woods, BookManBookWoman, Nashville, TN, Panelist
  • Nancy Posey, Lipscomb University, Panelist

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