Provocative Parables at the Intersection of the Secular and the Supernatural (PCA/ACA, Philosophy and Culture Area, panel/roundtable)
Synopsis: A number of anniversaries in 2021 — the tenth of the premiere of David Benioff and W.B. Weiss’ television series, Game of Thrones, Tom Perrotta’s novel, The Leftovers, and Terrence Malick’s film, The Tree of Life, and the twentieth of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods — is a provocative occasion for a critical reexamination of these and related parables at the intersection of the secular and the supernatural, in their original formulations and as they have developed subsequently. (A few additional examples, albeit not enjoying similar anniversaries, include, say, The Dark Tower, Dune, Gilead, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust, Lost, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, Raised by Wolves, and The Satanic Verses.) The intended panel/roundtable will explore such a reexamination.
All approaches are welcome.
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