Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Western Seminary Chapel
Dr. David Dark, assistant professor of Religion and the Arts in the College of Theology at Belmont University and author of Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious will explore how good post-apocalyptic novels break the ice of the status quo by inviting us to do battle with our own moral carelessness. He will discuss how Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven encourages us to take the temperature of our own strange behavior. What have we normalized and why? If we let it, Station Eleven makes us more alive to the arbitrariness of our own organizing fictions and leads us to proceed more wonderingly in our conception of ourselves and others.