Graduate Student Symposium: In Search of the Gnostic

I am very excited to invite you to our graduate student symposium called "In Search of the Gnostic."  This symposium is being hosted by the graduate students in my Gnosticism Seminar this semester.  They will be delivering the papers they have been preparing all semester. 

I am very proud of them and their push into new areas of study.  As you can see from the poster, they are working in all areas, from new feminist readings of classic gnostic myths to the fictionalization of gnosticism in the writings of the Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges to the gnostic turn in the writings and practices of the Tibetan teacher Longchen Rabjam.  We will be visiting gnosticism across the globe from the Jordan River, to China, to South America, to Colonial Pennsylvania.

The symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 8am-12pm, in the Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library, Rice University.  It is free and open to the public.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.