John Modern: Discussion of forthcoming book “Neuromatic, or; a particular history of religion and the brain”

Date / Time

April 28, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


UIC Religion in the World Working Group

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 4 PM, via Zoom

We are delighted to welcome John Lardas Modern, Franklin & Marshall College, for a discussion of his book “Neuromatic, or; a particular history of religion and the brain” forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.

Pages will be pre-circulated for discussion. Email to request.

John Modern is Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin & Marshall College where he teaches classes on American religious history, literature, technology, and aesthetics. Modern is the author of The Bop Apocalypse: The Religious Visions of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs (University of Illinois Press, 2001) and Secularism in Antebellum America (University of Chicago Press, 2011). Modern’s work has appeared in journals such as History of the PresentAmerican Literary HistorySocial TextJournal of the American Academy of ReligionReligion and American CultureAmerican ReligionChurch HistoryMethod & Theory in the Study of Religion as well as in a range of on-line venues.  book “Neuromatic, or; a particular history of religion and the brain,” is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.

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Working Group Organizers:
Junaid Quadri, History
Laura Dingeldein, Religious Studies, LSCL, Visiting Professor
Samuel Fleischacker, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Ellen McClure, French and Francophone Studies, History, EHI
Justin Raden, English


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