Research Committee on Religions, Ethics, and Literature.

In 2014, scholars working within comparative literature in several countries came together to form a research committee whose goal was to identify points at which literature intersected with religion and ethics and to speculate on why these intersections offered productive areas of inquiry. Our focus—the examination of the subjective and objective spaces produced by the disciplines’ convergence—prompted a group of essays posing questions, then, about the need to reimagine, rethink, and reconceive the harmony or disharmony of these three disciplines in relation to each other. Consequently, we asked whether the three disciplines’ convergence warranted new ideas of the aesthetic, of the religious, and of the ethical?

For more information contact Kitty J. Millet at or see the committee’s website (

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