We hope you will join SARTS in San Francisco this November for any or all of these events.
Friday, November 18
SARTS is co-sponsoring a session with the Art, Literature and Religion Section of the AAR. The title of this session is “New Frontiers in Theological Aesthetics: Taking Stock and Charting Courses.” This will be a panel discussion, designed to honor the work of our late, dear friend, Alejandro Garcia-Rivera on the future of theological aesthetics. This panel will be a round table discussion of noted scholars and graduate students. Among those participating are Mia Mochizuki, Ronald Nakasone, William O’Neill, Thomas Scirghi, Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu, Oleg Byrchov, and Frank Burch Brown.
InterContinental - Grand Ballroom
Annual SARTS reception. This will be a special evening to honor the work of the late Stephen De Staebler and will feature the recent double issue of ARTS, edited by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona along with Wilson Yates and supported by the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE) at the Graduate Theological Union. Diane and Wilson will join us to say a few words about the history of the project and acknowledge the contributions of Doug Adams to its inception.
Hilton - Golden Gate
Saturday, November 19
SARTS Board Meeting
Brief business meeting of the Society followed by a presentation by our 2011 Luce Fellow, Sara Patterson of Hanover College (“A Gimme Mountain: Religious Expression and Experience at Salvation Mountain”).
Hilton - Franciscan B
SARTS will sponsor a reading and discussion of her poetry with San Francisco poet Jane Hirschfield. This presentation, “Given Sugar, Given Salt: Poetry, Art, and Inclusion” will be advertised to all AAR and SBL members, so be sure to get there early to get a good seat for this exceptional event.
Hilton - Franciscan A
Reconvene SARTS Board Meeting
Members of SARTS meet annually in conjunction with the AAR/SBL.
Typically, meetings include a Friday-night reception and event, with a session of papers on Saturday or Sunday, plus an architectural or museum tour.