Dempsey to Speak at Denison
Date of Event: April 7, 2008
Posted: March 25, 2008 / Last Updated: March 26, 2008
As a part of the Goodspeed Lecture Series, Dr. Corinne Dempsey will come to Denison to give a speech titled “Women’s Privilege with a Twist: Engendered Entanglements of Human and Divine Power at a U.S. Goddess Temple.” The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m., on Monday, April 7, in the Burton D. Morgan Center Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road).
Dempsey has had an extensive interest in Indian Christianity, especially in the south Indian state of Kerala where she did fieldwork for a year and a half. Her lecture will be derived from her more recent fieldwork at the Sri Lankan Hindu temple in New York that is dedicated to the Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari.
Dempsey was the recipient of the University Scholar Award in 2005 for excellence in scholarship, and was given the Book Award by the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies in 2003 for her novel “Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India.” Dempsey is associate professor of religious studies at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and president of the society of Hindu-Christian studies.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville—The Goodspeed Lecture Series presents Dr. Corinne Dempsey at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, Burton D. Morgan Center Lecture Hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6241 to confirm information.
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