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Clingerman speaks at conferences

Dr. Forrest Clingerman, associate professor of philosophy and religion, was guest speaker at two recent conferences.

At the conference "Uncanny Homecomings: Narrative Structures, Existential Questions, Theological Visions," held at the University of Iowa in late August, he presented the plenary paper entitled  "Homecoming and the Half-Remembered: Environmental Amnesia, the Uncanny, and the Path Home."  The conference was devoted to the study of religion, literature and the arts.  

At an international congress on philosophical hermeneutics, Clingerman also was invited to present recent research on environmental thought.  The congress, held outside Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 5-8, gathered philosophers from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. It held under the auspices of the International Institute for Hermeneutics. Clingerman’s paper for the congress was titled "The Place of Narrative and Tradition in the Interpretation of the Text of Nature."