English scholar Giles Gunn to speak on human solidarity

Giles Gunn, professor of English and international studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will give a public lecture at Wake Forest University on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. in Tribble Hall, Room C216.

Gunn’s lecture is titled, “Rethinking Human Solidarity: The Difference that Difference Makes in a Globalized World.” A reception will follow the lecture, which is part of the university’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.

The author of more than a dozen books on literature, religion and culture, Gunn has served as an advisor to the Modern Language Association, the American Studies Association, the American Academy of Religion and the Council for the Study of Religion. He is an editorial advisor to “Christianity and Literature,” “Religion and the Arts,” and The Library of America.

Gunn previously taught English, religion and American studies at the University of Chicago, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Florida. He has held distinguished visiting professorships at the College of William and Mary, Carleton College, the University of Colorado and Amerika Institut-University of Munich.

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