Category Archives: Tenzan Eaghll

Trump and the Tyranny of Authenticity

by Matt Sheedy In the preface to his book Islam and the Tyranny of Authenticity (2016), Aaron Hughes writes: Rather than judge the Islamic bone fides of such groups as Boko Haram and ISIS, why not attempt to explain and understand such groups … Continue reading

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Trump, Barthes, and the Triumph of Wrestling

by Tenzan Eaghll I don’t know if Donald Trump is a sexist, racist, misogynist, bigot, or even if he is a neo-fascist, but he sure played one in this year’s election. Just like the World Wrestling champion Hulk Hogan, who … Continue reading

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Diversity is Not Enough (Harvard’s Concealed Theology)

Note: This post originally appeared on Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. by Tenzan Eaghll Did you catch the article that was making the rounds on Facebook last month about a new free online course on religion being offered by … Continue reading

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Accessibility and Complexity

by Steven Ramey Tenzan Eaghll’s post on this blog on Wednesday made a significant point. Calls for more accessible scholarly writing, which have been making the social media rounds lately, ignore the ways that critical theory often challenges assumptions, the … Continue reading

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A Brief note on the Importance of Unreadable Critical Theory in the Humanities

by Tenzan Eaghll Today I read my 500th article on why the humanities are failing. Since I began working in religious studies these articles have been published with abandon, all of them claiming that the humanities are devalued, underfunded, and … Continue reading

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Religion as Film: Constructing a Course as a Critique of a Dominant Paradigm

This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. by Tenzan Eaghll This summer I taught a class on Religion and Film, and I feel as though I had to reinvent the wheel. This was my … Continue reading

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Finite Demands, the Toronto TA Strike, and Critical Theory

by Tenzan Eaghll * Photo by Ian Brown It has been two weeks now since 1000 members of Cupe 3902, the union representing University of Toronto graduate students, decisively rejected a motion to send a tentative agreement reached on February … Continue reading

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