The featured speaker for Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring 2023 Colloquy XXXVII is Dr. Darren Middleton.
Dr. Middleton will be speaking on Encountering Our Christian Forebears Through Fiction which will be divided into three sessions:
Dr. Darren J. N Middleton is the 4th Director of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, appointed August 01, 2022. In addition to his administrative role, he holds a tenured faculty appointment in the BIC as Professor of Literature and Theology. Born and raised in Nottingham, England, Middleton earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Manchester, a Master of Philosophy in Modern Christian Doctrine from the University of Oxford, and his Ph.D. in Literature and Theology from the University of Glasgow. Following his doctoral studies, Middleton was an instructor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College for five years before beginning service at TCU.
Dr. Middleton comes to Baylor and the Honors College following a 24-year tenure at TCU where he was a great friend to honors education, an award-winning teacher, and a highly productive scholar. He is author or editor of a dozen books, and over 50 articles and book chapters, addressing such varied subjects as Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis, Japanese author Shusaku Endo, English novelist Graham Greene, and American writer Cormac McCarthy, along with studies of the Rastafari, an interest growing out of childhood friendship with Jamaican immigrants to his hometown.