The Religious Studies Department at Indiana University invites papers for a graduate symposium investigating the intersections of power and religion. We want to explore and question this relationship in all its complexities and welcome interdisciplinary interpretations of the subject. The category of power should be considered broadly to include operational energy, people in authority, capacity, coercion, the work of theorists like Foucault, superpowers, spiritual animation of the physical world, physical animation of the spiritual world, and other obvious and obscure iterations of the category.
Paper proposals of no more than 500 words are due January 10, 2011. Submissions may be made electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday February 24th
“The Power of the Meta-narrative: Co-authoring a Textbook on Religious History”
Sylvester Johnson (IU-Bloomington), Rachel Wheeler (IUPUI), and Philip Goff (IUPUI)
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