Author, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann will present “The Good Enough Death,” for the Department of Religion’s Annual Critical Spiritualities Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Location is the East Multipurpose Room at Hofstra’s Mack Student Center, North Campus.
Neumann is currently a visiting scholar at New York University’s Center for Religion and Media. Following the death of her father, she set out to examine what it means to die well in the United States. Her new book, The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America (Beacon Press, February 2016), sits at an original and fascinating juncture of memoir, investigative journalism, comparative religion, health and healing, and the “good death” movement.
For years Neumann edited The Revealer, an innovative Web journal published by The Center for Religion & Media at New York University. Her monthly column for this publication, “The Patient Body,” focuses on issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
Neumann’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Baffler, Bookforum, New York Law Review, Harvard Divinity Bulletin (forthcoming), Guernica magazine (where she’s a contributing nonfiction editor) and others.
This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 516-463-6023.