Goodspeed Lecture Series Speaker Explores Women and Hinduism
Date of Event: September 24, 2007
Posted: September 16, 2007
The Goodspeed Lecture Series at Denison University will sponsor a lecture by an author and professor whose academic interests focus on goddess traditions, spirit possession, women's religious expressions and gender issues in Hinduism. Kathleen M. Erndl will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Monday (Sept. 24) in the Burton D. Morgan Center lecture hall. Her topic is "Body, Voice and Spirit: Hindu Women, Goddesses and Possession." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Erndl is the author of "Victory to the Mother: The Hindu Goddess of Northwest India in Myth, Ritual and Symbol" (Oxford, 1993) and co-editor of a collection of essays entitled "Is the Goddess a Feminist? The Politics of South Asian Goddesses" (New York University Press and Sheffield Academic Press, 2001).
She is currently working on another book, "The Play of the Mother: Women, Goddess Possession, and Power in Hinduism." Erndl teaches courses on Hinduism, South Asian religions and gender and religion at Florida State University. She earned her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin in South Asian religions, language and literature and has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright-Hayes and the American Institute of Indian Studies.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Goodspeed Lecture Series presents Kathleen M. Erndl to speak on "Body, Voice and Spirit: Hindu Women, Goddesses and Possession"; 4:30 p.m., Monday (Sept. 24), Burton D. Morgan Center lecture hall (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact (740) 587-6241 to confirm information.
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