ARLS at the ALA – San Francisco: May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27. 12:40 to 2:00 p.m. (Bay Level: Seacliff A)
“Folk and Indigenous Religions in American Literature”
Chair: Caleb Spencer, Azusa Pacific University
1. “Samson Occom’s Continental Place-Naming as Sacred Counter-History.” – Wilson Brissett, U.S. Air Force Academy
2. “A Liberated Religion: The Black Church in Beloved.” Allison Grace Myers, Texas State University
3. “Puritan Heritage in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Folk Theology.” Kenyon Gradert, Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, May 27. 2:10 to 3:30 p.m. (Pacific J)
“American Literature and Belief: Modern to Postmodern”
Chair: Ray Horton, Case Western Reserve University
1. “‘What kind of folks have you got here?’: Audience as Congregation in Faulkner’s Sanctuary.” – Philip Derbesy, Case Western Reserve University
2. “Biblical Revisionism, Modernism, and Space Travel: A Comparative Look at /The Grapes of Wrath/ and /The Parable of the Sower/. Matthew Drollette, University of Wyoming
3. “Beliefs and Other Problems with the Postsecular.” Caleb Spencer, Azusa Pacific University

Friday, May 27: 3:40 to 5:00 p.m. (Bay Level: Marina Gate Room)
Business Meeting of the American Religion and Literature Society
Chaired by Ray Horton (Information Officer), Case Western Reserve University

You can view a draft of the meeting agenda by following this link.