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Pepperdine Hosts “Nature & the Popular Imagination” Conference
Pepperdine will host "Nature & the Popular Imagination," the fifth international conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, Wednesday to Friday, Aug. 8 to 10, on the Malibu campus.
The conference will examine the interconnections between religion and nature that have been expressed, promoted, and contested through the incubator of popular culture. As a global, symbolic center, both reflecting and inventing nature/religion representations, Malibu and its environs provide an ideal venue for critical reflection on the religion/nature nexus in the popular imagination.
The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, supervisor of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Second District, will deliver the plenary address at the welcome banquet, which will be followed by an evening screening of Green Fire.
The schedule also includes group sessions on the nature of nature in Malibu; modern literary and religious discourses of nature; and the nature of (and in) apocalypse. The three-day-long conference will also feature forums and panel discussions, field trips, and workshop/performance sessions.
For more information and an updated schedule of events, visit the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture Web site or contact Christopher Doran at (310) 506-4179.