2017 Visiting Fellow: Alissa Wilkinson
Alissa Wilkinson is the 2017 ADM Visiting Fellow. She is a staff writer and critic at Vox, where she covers film, culture and, sometimes, religion. Alissa is also Associate Professor of English and Humanities at The King's College in New York City, where she teaches courses on criticism and cultural theory.
Until September 2016, Alissa was the critic at large at Christianity Today and regularly contributed to a number of publications, including Rolling Stone, Vulture, RogerEbert.com, Pacific Standard, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and Books & Culture. Her book, How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, and Politics at the End of the World, co-written with Robert Joustra, was published by Eerdmans in May 2016.
Interested in pop-culture, film and TV, criticism, the end of the world, theories of secularisation and/or the work of the philosopher Charles Taylor? Then this is the masterclass for you!
SPEAKER: ALISSA WILKINSON (2017 ADM VISITING FELLOW)
DATE/TIME: TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER, 2 – 4:30PM
PLACE: ANGLICAN DEACONESS MINISTRIES, LEVEL 1, ST ANDREW'S HOUSE, 464-480 KENT ST, SYDNEY
Join New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, along with a panel of leading Christian thinkers and creatives for a unique evening of conversation about re-imagining Christian public engagement.
Our panel will include Alissa Wilkinson (2017 ADM Visiting Fellow), Michael Jensen (Rector, St Mark’s Darling Point), Scott Stephens (Editor, ABC Religion & Ethics) and Jenny Ihn (Artist). There will also be performances and interviews on the night.
This event will be run under Chatham House Rule and will not be recorded. Join us on the night to be part of the conversation.
Time: Refreshments from 5.30pm. Panel starts at 6.30pm.
Date: Tues 10th October, 2017
Location: ADM Offices, Kent St, Sydney, Level One St Andrew's House, 464-480 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
For a long time, religion wasn’t a topic of concern on our screens and stages. In the past few years, that’s changed — but it doesn’t look like most people were expecting. Why are we suddenly obsessed with religion?
ADM’s 2017 Visiting Fellow, New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson, will take a tour through contemporary pop culture, uncovering the religious questions at the heart of our movies and TV shows.
DATE: THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER
LOCATION: ST ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL, SYDNEY
TIME: 7.30PM START
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY CENTRE FOR PUBLIC CHRISTIANITY (CPX)
Join Alissa Wilkinson – a New York writer, critic and scholar – for this special masterclass designed just for teenage girls (school years 9-12).