North American Conference on the Study of Radicalism
Religious and Political Radicalisms: Mapping the Territory
Call for Papers
The second North American academic conference on radicalism will take place at Michigan State University on June 17-20, 2010. The aim of this conference is to explore the multiple forms of contemporary and historical radicalism in a transnational context. We welcome submissions from all relevant disciplinary or interdisciplinary approaches, including religious studies, anthropology, history, sociology, American and cultural studies, and political science. Paper and panel topics will be wide-ranging, and may include religious radicalism, anarchism, environmentalist and ecological radicalism, technology and anti-technology, pacifism, violence and terrorism, protest art, sexual radicalism, indigenous radicalism, anti-imperialism, "third way" political movements, corporations and radicalism, militias, right-wing movements, anti-radicalism, radical conservatism, esoteric forms of religious radicalism, fundamentalism, and other related areas. Featured speakers will include Prof. Catherine Albanese (University of California), and Prof. Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University).
Please send abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 December 2009. Send your abstract (no more than one page) in an email, as well as in an attachment in Word with a .doc suffix, and note your institutional affiliation and position.
The conference is associated with an academic print journal from MSU Press, JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism, whose home page is http://www.msupress.msu.edu/journals/jsr or www.radicalismjournal.net
Registered participants will receive a free copy of the journal.
For more on the academic journal JSR and on the conference, see www.radicalismjournal.net
Sponsored by JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism, the Program in American Studies, the Department of Religious Studies, the College of Arts & Letters, the Provost's Office, and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.
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