THE INSITITUTE FOR WOMEN, RELIGION, AND GLOBALIZATION PRESENTS: MARILYNNE ROBINSON
Marilynne Robinson is the author Gilead, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. Her most recent novel, Home, won the 2008 L.A. Times Book Prize for fiction and the 2009 Orange Prize for fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award for First Fiction and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the Academy of American Arts and Letters, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Robinson received a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award in 1990 and the prestigious Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts in 1998. A new novel, Lila, is forthcoming (2014) from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She is also the author of four books of nonfiction, The Death of Adam, Absence of Mind, When I Was a Child I Read Books, and Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. In 2013 President Obama awarded her the National Humanities Medal for “her grace and intelligence in writing.” Dr. Robinson teaches at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
"The Spiritual Battles that Rage at America's Heart"
James Memorial Chapel
March 26, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Reception to follow in the Social Hall.
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About the Lecture:
The Judith Davidson Moyers Lecture creates a public forum to discuss the most pressing global issues faced by present-day women leaders. In addition to exploring enduring questions of human value and meaning, each year its recipients reflect on topics ranging from environmental rejuvenation and maternal health to poverty eradication, war, and women’s education.
About the Institute:
The Institute for Women, Religion and Globalization was founded by President Serene Jones in 2010. Today, when women hold an unprecedented opportunity to influence economic development, conflict resolution, peace-building, health conditions and environmental justice across the globe, there is a clear imperative to better understand the role of women religious practitioners as significant political agents on the global stage. As the Institute expands and gains momentum, we will continue to be in dialogue with students, alum, staff, faculty, non-profit leaders, and scholars to explore the relationship between women and religion in a globalized world.