Tag: popular culture

That Johnny is Such a Tease

Do you know this famous scene from “Night of the Living Dead” (1968)? Well, it’s the title of our upcoming Day Lecture on religion in popular culture. For those who can’t make it, we’ll be live tweeting from #Day2014 @StudyReligion… Learn more about the annual Day Lecture here. Learn more about this year’s lecturer here. […]

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Lectures and Films and Blogs, Oh My…

REL 360 is the course number that we’re now using for a new, 1 credit hour course (repeatable for up to a total of 3 semesters/credit hours), beginning in the Fall of 2014, on what happens when the Humanities bumps into popular culture. Offered each semester, it is the outgrowth of the past two years of informal movie nights with our student association — although they were successful events they lacked the opportunity of delving into the issues of the […]

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Grand Theft Auto Anyone?

By Seth Cox Seth Cox is double majoring in Religious Studies and Philosophy. He is interested in the interactions between practitioners of historically Asian religions and the rest of the world. This post originally appeared at Monks and Nones, the blog of REL 371. Controversy. It doesn’t matter which side of a controversy you are on, if the controversy is big enough it will catch public attention. Grand Theft Auto V (or GTAV) is the fastest game to reach 1 […]

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