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AAR Exploratory Session: The Affective Turn in Religious Studies

We are pleased to announce an AAR exploratory session on “The Affective Turn in Religious Studies.” The session will examine the contemporary affective turn across the humanities and social sciences and its relevance for religious studies. The turn to affect … Continue reading

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Religion and Cartoons: Nina Paley, Durkheim, Politics

By Donovan Schaefer Nina Paley, who first came to my attention with her 2008 film Sita Sings the Blues, has released an animated short entitled “This Land Is Mine,” a prelude to a possible new feature length work tentatively called  … 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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Is Islamophobia Racism?

Short answer: Yes. The long answer: So you remember Don Imus? The sports commentator who called the teenage girls of the Rutgers basketball team “nappy-headed hoes” and was dropped from NBC? How about Michael Richards—the guy who played Kramer on … Continue reading

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