Monthly Archives: September 2013

Crisis Masculinity: A Feminist Reading of Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines (Film Review Essay)

by Donovan Schaefer Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines is a powerfully composed narrative triplet that follows crisis moments of two men, Luke Glanton (Ryan Gosling) and Avery Cross (Brad Cooper) and their sons, A.J. (Emory Cohen) and Jason (Dane … Continue reading

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ShaunTology, Part 4: Conclusion

by Charles McCrary This is the final instalment of ShaunTology. Click on these links to read parts 1, 2, and 3. If you’ve been reading this series (first of all, thanks), you probably have learned more about Shaun T than you cared to … Continue reading

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Claiming the Land for Azathoth: Lovecraftian Pranks and the Post-Modern Sacred

by Joseph Laycock Almost two weeks ago, a mysterious monument appeared in front of the Paseo Grill in Oklahoma City.  The monument is a concrete trapezoid, vaguely reminiscent of an obelisk.  Although not very large, it is quite heavy.  The … Continue reading

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AAR Sociology of Religion Group – November 22-26 Baltimore, MD

The American Academy of Religion’s Sociology of Religion Group’s (SOR) core mission is to foster the innovation that emerges when general sociological theory and methodologies are applied to the study of religious phenomena.  This year SOR is sponsoring or co-sponsoring … Continue reading

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