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McKelvey School of Engineering

'Realist Ecstasy' and 'The Disappearing Christ'

Wednesday, February 12 | 4:00 PM

Danforth University Center, Room 276
6475 Forsyth, St. Louis, Missouri 63130

Join Lindsay Reckson, assistant professor of English at Haverford College, and Phillip Maciak, lecturer in English and in American culture studies at Washington University, join a conversation with Rebecca Wanzo about their new books, which take on secularism in American cultural production, scenes of ecstatic performance in literature, photography, and early film; and the complex interplay of race, religion and representation in the post-Reconstruction U.S.

Free and open to the public.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Sciences


Humanities & Society



American Culture Studies, Performing Arts, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics
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Speaker Information
Authors, Lindsay V. Reckson and Phillip Maciak in Conversation, moderated by Rebecca Wanzo, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
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