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Posted on January 11, 2017

Dr. Ken Barnes book  Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians, the Press, the Klan, and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960,  was published November 1, 2016, by the  University of Arkansas Press.



Philosophy and Religion

Posted on January 11, 2017

Clayton Crockett’s (Philosophy and Religion) co-authored book, An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics (Columbia University Press, 2016), has been named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 by CHOICE, the Journal of the American Library Association. This book, written by Crockett along with Ward Blanton, Jeffrey W. Robbins, and Noëlle Vahanian, develops a constructive new theology of insurrection as opposed to traditional understandings of resurrection. It also sketches out four insurrectionist gospels, one written by each of the authors, focused on one of what the philosopher Martin Heidegger calls the fourfold: Earth, Sky, Mortals and Gods. One reader claims that “each gospel-like contribution to The Insurrectionist Manifesto can be read separately, but when they are read in tandem, a particular disturbing power is occasioned. I found myself stimulated and conceptually shaken in equal fashion. The call of these gospels has the potential to disturb the ground of our being. Those who hear it will be positively afflicted by a series of challenges that are exciting and demanding in equal measure” (Mike Grimshaw, University of Canterbury).

Posted on January 5, 2017

On November 3rd, Dr. Charles Harvey (Department of Philosophy and Religion) gave the Annual Leys Lecture at Southern Illinois University.  The lecture was titled “Insatiable: Why Everything is Not Enough.”
Dr. Harvey’s essay “Sex Robots and Solipsism: Towards a Culture of Empty Contact” was published in the journal _Philosophy in the Contemporary World_ and will be anthologized in the forthcoming book _The Cultural Power of Personal Objects_ (SUNY Press).


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Arkansas Model United Nations


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Linguistics Program Moves to World Languages


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