Girard biographer Haven delivers lecture at Notre Dame

Cynthia Haven, author of Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard, lectured on the French philosopher’s urgent relevance on Monday, 23 September at the University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by the McGrath Institute’s Church Life Journal, the talk was entitled “René Girard and the Present Moment.”

Organizer and Church Life Journal editor Artur Rosman announced the event on “French theorist René Girard called for forgiveness and the total renunciation of violence. While most focus on his theories about conflict, how do we pursue his solutions in a technological world where we are being more and more conditioned to join mobs?

Cynthia Haven is a 2018/19 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar, and writes regularly for The Times Literary Supplement, and has also contributed to The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and many others.”