“God is a wild old dog”: Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris, Stumbling into Grace
This presentation is part of a larger project that asks how do Americana singer-songwriters generate vision and hope and reform, in this case, the work of Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris. These artists have written and sang in the Christian tradition for the entirety of their careers, and this paper draws on theologies to form readings of lyrics examining faith and grace and redemption. When faith is the cultural practice giving meaning, texture, and structure to human experience, then reading theologically works in unpacking the ways in which Griffin and Harris articulate individual female experience and universal female suffering, quest for connection with humanity and/or the divine, and privilege divine presence in the world and wild old dogs.
Thursday, October 4
Mayer Community Hall, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
Refreshments will be provided
This event is free and open to the public!
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