Hiram College will present its thirteenth Lectures in Religion series April 3-4, 2013. The seminar will feature David Abram, American philosopher and cultural ecologist.
Three lectures will be presented over the course of two days. Beginning April 3 at 7:30 p.m., Abram will present the lecture “A World All Alive, Awake, and Aware: On Story and the Sacred” in the Kennedy Center Ballroom. On April 4, he will present “The Commonwealth of Breath: Climate Change and the Spirit” at noon in the Kennedy Center Ballroom, and “Wild Wonder: Between the Animal and the Animate Earth” at 2:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.
Abram has authored Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology and The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World. He received the international Lannan Literary Award, as well as fellowships from the Watson and the Rockefeller Foundations. He has also been named by both the Utne Reader and the British journal Resurgence as one of a hundred visionaries currently transforming the world. Abram’s essays on the cultural causes and consequences of environmental disarray are published in numerous magazines, scholarly journals and anthologies; he is founder and creative director of the Alliance for Wild Ethics (AWE).
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