02/11/2014 - 10:14
Dr. Alexander Nava
The Center for Latin American Studies and The Religious Studies Program Present,Dr. Alexander Nava, Associate Professor Religious Studies Program and Author of "Wonder and Exile in the New World", talks about "The History of Wonder in the New World." As the quintessential experience of something new and surprising, the experience of wonder was a fundamental theme in the European encounter with the New World. This talk will reflect on the philosophy of 'wonder' and trace its history in Latin American religion and literature from the period of the 'discovery' to twentieth century magical realism.
Since arriving at the UA, Dr. Nava has created several courses, including 'Love and World Religions,' 'The Question of God,' 'Religion and Culture in the Southwest,' 'Rap, Culture, and God' and 'Religion in Latin America.'
When: Friday, February 21, Noon to 1:30 PM,
Where: Student Union Picacho Room, 3rd floor, 1303 E. Univeristy Blvd
This talk is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI. grant