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Texts and Their Scholars: The Co-Production of Texts, Audiences, and Communities

The following is the editorial introduction to the September 2015 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted), written by our managing editor Arlene Macdonald (University of Texas Medical Branch). … Continue reading

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ParaNorman: Shame, Zombies, Justice

By Donovan Schaefer Laika studio’s phenomenal animated film ParaNorman, like all good kids movies, works on several intellectual levels, delighting our children but also using the fairy tale genre to address thematic complexes with grown-up implications.  (What follows is a … Continue reading

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Vampire Churches, Vampire Images, and “Invented Religions”

[Please Note: This paper was presented at the AAR’s Southeast Regional Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) yearly conference in Atlanta this past weekend, as part of a panel on “Zombies and Zombie Apocalypses.” Over the next week, additional … Continue reading

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