Heartland: U2’s Looking For American Soul
An International Virtual U2 Conference For Scholars And Fans
October 18 – 24, 2020
U2 loves, lives in and leverages America, all while feeling free to critique, correct and create America. We invite fans, students and scholars to a week of online conversations and critical inquiry into U2’s complicated history of looking for American soul. We’ll be planning multiple formats for attendees to engage in presentations, connect with each other and enjoy the conference community at different times throughout the week.
For more information on how you can be involved, please see our conference:
We’ll have more updates soon about main speakers and registration. We hope you’ll join us as we examine U2’s place, space and sound in the American experiment.
- Dr. Scott Calhoun, Professor of English, Cedarville University, Director, The U2 Conference
- Rabbi Daniel Bogard, Central Reform Congregation, St. Louis. Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute
- Nathan Frank, Doctoral Candidate, Department of English, University of Virginia
- Sherry Lawrence, Staff Writer and podcast contributor, atu2.com
- Karen Lindell, Independent Writer
- Dr. Kimberly Mack, Assistant Professor of African American literature, The University of Toledo
- Angela Pancella, Director of Development and Parish Life at St. Francis Xavier (College Church), St. Louis. Contributor to U2 and the Religious Impulse: Take Me Higher
- Dr. Christopher Wales, Associate Professor of Organization and Leadership, NLA University College Oslo, Norway