2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Origins: A Return

Mia P. Pohlman♦
Dr. Adam Davis, Faculty Mentor

I came back after a coming-of-age year of living in Greece grieving, angry, unsure how to integrate my selves that seemed vastly different. I wanted to return home; I was unsure how to. Steeped in my Catholic faith that uses the ordinary to draw us into the sacred, this collection of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and photography is a return to the places that mean the most to me, examining the meaning of home, memory, and women's place in the Church. From the perspectives of Eve, the prodigal son, and a second year graduate student, it explores reconciliation, the desire to return to the places of our genesis, and wrestling with a God deep enough to handle it. It believes healing can come from a greenhouse, that all parts of oneself are valid, that faith and critical reason are not mutually exclusive inside a God who is mystery and love.

Keywords: Home, Origin, Religion, Women's Studies, Art, Creative Writing

Philosophy & Religion

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 404-4
Location: MG 2001
Time: 3:15

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