Tag Archives: Critical Theory

Notes from FSU’s 16th Graduate Student Symposium

(photo: Thomas Whitley) by Tim Burnside and Haley Iliff With the timely theme of Religion & Conflict, and during one of Tallahassee’s scarce weekends of tolerable weather, the Florida State University’s Department of Religion hosted its 16th annual graduate symposium. … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Sarah Lynn Kleeb

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … 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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Gang of Four, Entertainment!: Theory & Religion Series

by Sean McCloud * This post is part of a new feature with the Bulletin called the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found useful … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: AAR, 2014

Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group The AAR and SBL Meeting San Diego California, November 22-25 Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: This Group seeks to provide a forum in which scholars of … Continue reading

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