Category Archives: William James

Live-streaming talk tomorrow on Swedenborg @UC Irvine

Hey everyone–

I am off in just a few hours to take part in the inaugural “Literature and Religion” Conference taking place at the University of California, Irvine, tomorrow (Friday). It’s a kick-off event for an emergent new research network in literature and religion.

I am talking on Swedenborg, correspondence, and American pragmatism (with a long nod towards Emerson) — my lecture is “Turning Things into Words, and Words into Things: Swedenborg and the Religious Origins of American Pragmatism.”

If your work schedules permit, please do tune in to follow along; I’ll be presenting somewhere between 9:45 and 11:00. Conference website here; link to the livestream here.