The Association for the Study of Esotericism is seeking proposals for articles to be included in our forthcoming academic book to be entitled *Esotericism: From Europe to North America*. A primary goal of this collection is to demonstrate the connections between European and North American forms of esotericism.
We particularly encourage submission of proposals for articles on subjects that belong to one or more of the following general categories:
Early Modern Forms of Esotericism in Europe and North America
alchemy, astrology; the history of science, technology, magic, and medicine
folk magical traditions in North America (Pennsylvania Dutch, Appalachian, and other forms)
Nineteenth Century Forms of Esotericism in North America: Magic and Secrecy in Religion, Philosophy, Literature, Music, or Art
Twentieth Century Forms of Esotericism: History of Art, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Magic
New Religious Movements and the Contemporary Study of Esotericism
Asian Influences on Western Esotericism
Methods and Approaches to the Study of Esotericism
We welcome scholars of esotericism from a wide range of perspectives, including anthropology, American studies, art history, history, history of religions, literature, philosophy, religious studies, sociology—the full range of academic disciplines and fields that bear upon this area of study. This is an interdisciplinary field of research, and we believe everyone will benefit from the cross-fertilization of perspectives.
If you wish to submit an article for consideration in the forthcoming anthology, which we plan to be published in late 2004, please send an abstract no longer than one page, single-spaced, to Prof. Arthur Versluis, Michigan State University, via the email listed below. No attachments, please: simply copy and paste your abstract into ordinary email, and please send your proposal by 1 June, 2003.
The Association for the Study of Esotericism [ASE]
For more information on the ASE and our conference in June, 2004, see our website.
Prof. Arthur Versluis
235 Bessey Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824 USA
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