Welcome to Scholarly Wanderlust by Dr. Erica Mongé-Greer

Prepping for Autumn Term

This has been a summer of writing about religion in the science fiction series Battlestar Galactica (2004) for my upcoming book, So Say We All. I’ve also been thinking about the broader influences of science fiction as commentary on social ethics. In addition, I have logged a significant amount of time watching science fiction films and tv series and reading science fiction novels.

My efforts serve a secondary purpose as I prepare to teach a course on religion in cinema starting late September. Feel free to browse my blogs on various topics and weigh in the discussion whenever you are inspired. Please consider submitting your email address to receive occasional updates. Meanwhile, I wish you the best on your journey. Find a place of peace in this world.

  • L’Shanah Tova—Rosh Hashanah
    This blog post is a little bit overdue since we celebrated the Hebrew calendar New Year last week. But, it comes instead on the eve of Yom Kippur, which marks a day of fasting to purify oneself for the coming year. One of the most interesting things about this year, Hebrew Year 5782, is a Sabbatical year called Shmita, which takes place every seven years. According to the Hebrew Bible, following every seven cycles of seven, the fiftieth year is the Year of Jubilee. The most recent Jubilee year was the year 5775 (2014 C.E.). In a Shmita year, such…