THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION WILL HOST ITS 10TH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT SYMPOSIUM ON FEBRUARY 18-20, 2011 IN TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA.
This year’s symposium will be centered on the theme “DISCOURSES OF RITUAL AND POWER.”
Dr. Matthew Kapstein, of the University of Chicago and Directeur d'études of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, will deliver this year’s keynote address. His lecture is tentatively titled “Spiritual Exercises in Indian Buddhist Philosophy: The Thought of Pierre Hadot in a Comparative Perspective.” Also, we are pleased to host Dr. Kathryn Lofton of Yale University as a guest respondent.
Students from all fields with interdisciplinary interests in the study of religion and at all levels of graduate study are encouraged to submit paper proposals.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: The Politics of Conflict, Ritual Practice and Community Identity, Issues of Empowerment and Subjugation, Creation and Preservation of Sacred Place or Time, Legitimization of Power, Divine Authority, and Roles of Lay Practice.
Presentations should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length and will receive faculty responses. In addition, every year respondents select the best graduate paper to receive the Leo F. Sandon Award, an endowed award named for the Religion Department's former chair.
Proposals including an abstract of approximately 300 words, a list of key terms, and a one-page CV should be submitted by DECEMBER 1, 2010 for review. Final papers must be submitted by JANUARY 15, 2011. Please send proposals to Tara Baldrick-Morrone at .
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