Symposia: The Graduate Student Journal of the Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto - Call for Papers
Call for Papers Date:
Symposia: The Graduate Student Journal
of the Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto
Symposia is an online, peer-reviewed journal for graduate students in the study of religion and related fields. As in the past, the theme of this year’s publication has been chosen to correspond with that of the Centre for the Study of Religion’s annual symposium. Past issues of the journal can be viewed at http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/symposia/issue/current.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The editorial team extends a cordial call for original, unpublished papers investigating the link between religion and the so-called ‘necessities of life’, broadly defined. Physical and psychological needs play a key role in religious ceremonies, and are integral to religious beliefs and religious institutions. Once these needs have been met, however, the necessities of life, both physical (food, air, sleep, shelter, etc.) and psychological, are often overlooked in favour of an emphasis on less corporeal dimensions (e.g. the spiritual, the aesthetic). The editorial team is interested in exploring the ways in which religion either satisfies these basic needs, or leaves them unsatisfied.
We welcome articles that address these issues in the contexts of psychology, history anthropology, gender studies, philosophy, political science and sociology, as well as those which extend the subject across historical and geographical boundaries.
The following sub-fields have been designed to allow for a flexible interpretation of this volume’s theme, as well as to encourage submissions reflecting a broad spectrum of interests and disciplines. The editorial team gladly welcomes applications which fall outside of these parameters:
• religion and dreams/sleep
• religion and procreation
• religion and physical space
• religion and eating/food
• religion and shelter
• religion and mental health
Articles written in clear, grammatical, and fluent English or French will be considered. Articles should not exceed 25 pages in length. The deadline for submissions will be Friday, 16 October, 2009.
CALL FOR BOOK REVIEWS
The editorial team also extends a call for reviews of any academic publication released within the 2008 or 2009 calendar years and relating to the study of religion. We are particularly interested in reviews of the works of Peter Sloterdijk, many of which have been published in English translation since January 2009.
Reviewers are asked to submit the title of the book to be reviewed to the editors no later than Friday, 18 September, 2009. Every effort will be made to secure a review copy of the text, if required. Completed reviews should not exceed 750 words in length and are to be submitted no later than Friday, 13 November, 2009.
For all submissions and queries, please contact Nicholas Dion (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rebekka King (email@example.com).
Centre for the Study of Religion
University of Toronto
170 St. George, Rm. 310
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