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  • 2016 COV&R conference in Melbourne, 13-17 July 2016
    CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: June 10, 2016)
    POSTGRADUATE PAPER PRIZE (Deadline: June 15, 2016)
    CONFERENCE FLYER
    (posted March 18, 2016)
  • 2016 COV&R conference in Melbourne, 13-17 July 2016
    ONLINE REGISTRATION available now!
    (posted March 1, 2016)
  • The new Bulletin no. 47 (with 16 appraisals of René Girard) is Online now:
    http://violenceandreligion.com/publications/bulletin/
    (posted December 1, 2015)
  • René Girard died yesterday, November 4, peacefully in Stanford at 91
    COV&R has lost its Honorary Chair and one of the greatest thinkers of the 20/21th century.
    Please, read Scott Cowdell’s obituary “The ‘Darwin of the Human Sciences’: Rene Girard, a Theological Retrospective” as well as Cynthia Haven‘s obituary in the  “Standford News”
    For further articles please visit our Facebook Site
    (posted November 5, 2015)
  • COV&R Conference 2016 in Melbourne/Australia, July 13-17 , 2016
    Conference website

    Call for Papers
    For further information contact: covr2016.FTP@acu.edu.au
    (posted  October 17, 2015)
  • COV&R Conference 2016 at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne/Australia, July 13-17 , 2016
    Topic: Violence in the Name of Religion?
    For further information contact: covr2016.FTP@acu.edu.au
    (posted July 15, 2015)
  • COV&R sessions at the AAR Annual Meeting 2015, Atlanta/GA, November 21-24
    – COV&R-Session I: René Girard and Catherine Keller: Engaging Process Cosmology and Mimetic Theory, November 21, 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the Room M102 at the Marriott Marquis
    – COV&R-Session II: Panel discussion of Karen Armstrong’s Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, November 22 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM in the Room M103 at the Marriott Marquis
    AAR 2015 conference website
    (posted July 15,2015)
  • III International Summer School “RELIGION AND VIOLENCE”, 21?28 June,  2015, Granada (Spain)
    Website
    (Posted April 23, 2015)
  • COV&R Conference 2015 at St. Louis University/USA, July 8-12, 2015
    Online Registration available now!
    (posted March 10,2015)
  • 25th Annual COV&R Conference 2015 at St. Louis University/USA, July 8-12, 2015
    Topic: The One by Whom Scandal Has Come: Critically Engaging the Girardian Corpus
    Conference website
    Call for Papers
    For further information contact Grant Kaplan, St. Louis University: COVR2015@gmail.com
    (posted September 21, 2014)
  • Bulletin no. 44 is out!
    (posted May 15, 2014)
  • COV&R Conference 2014: Raymund Schwager Memorial Award
    Deadline extended to June 1, 2014

    (posted April 28, 2014)
  • COV&R Conference 2014: Call for Papers [closed]
    A few slots for papers are still available!
    (posted April 14, 2014)
  • COV&R Conference 2014: Conference website is online now!
    (posted March 5, 2014)
  • COV&R Conference 2014: Call for Papers [closed]
    Deadline extended to April 15, 2014
    Kardinal-Doepfner-Haus in Freising near Munich, Germany, July 21-24, 2014
    Topic: ‘Battling to the End’: 1914-2014. The Escalation of Violence and Victimization: Rene Girard and Jean-Luc Marion.
    For further information contact Dr. Adrián Navigante: girard2014@ku.de
    (posted February 5, 2014)
  • Summer School on Mimetic Theory 2014, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, July 14-20
    Topic: “Deceit and Desire: Rene Girards Mimetic Theory, an introduction”
    Summer School website
    (posted February 4, 2014)
  • Book Announcement
    Bandera
    , Cesáreo. A Refuge of Lies: Reflections on Faith and Fiction. East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State Univ. Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781609173784
    (posted November 12, 2013)
  • Book Announcement
    Fornari, Giuseppi. A God Torn to Pieces: The Nietzsche Case. East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State Univ. Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781609173920
    (posted November 12, 2013)
  • Book Announcement
    Girard, René. Anorexia and Mimetic Desire. Translated by Mark R. Anspach. Breakthroughs in mimetic theory. East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781609173760
    (posted November 12, 2013)
  • Book Announcement
    Lawtoo, Nidesh. The Phantom of the Ego: Modernism and the Mimetic Unconscious. East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State Univ. Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781609173883
    (posted November 12, 2013)
  • COV&R Conference 2014 in cooperation with Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingoldstadt at the Kardinal-Doepfner-Haus in Freising near Munich, Germany, July 21-24, 2014
    Topic: ‘Battling to the End’: 1914-2014. The Escalation of Violence and Victimization. Rene Girard and Jean-Luc Marion.
    Conference Announcement [closed]
    For further information contact Dr. Adrián Navigante: cantuariensis@gmail.com or philosophie@ku.de
    (posted November 4, 2013)
  • COV&R sessions at the Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD; November 23-26, 2013
    Informations about COV&R Sessions
    For further information contact Martha J. Reineke: martha.reineke@uni.edu
    (posted Oktober 24, 2013)
  • Book Announcement
    Palaver, Wolfgang. René Girard’s Mimetic Theory. Translated by Gabriel Borrud. East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State Univ. Press 2013. ISBN: 9781611860771
    (posted June 18, 2013)
  • Online Membership forms & Online membership payment are available
    For further deatails see the membership section.
    (posted November 16, 2012)
  • Book Announcement
    Williams, James G.: Girardians: The Colloquium on Violence and Religion, 1990-2010. Series Beiträge zur mimetischen Theorie vol. 32, LIT-Verlag 2012. ISBN: 3643902816.
    (posted November 16, 2012)
  • Book Announcement
    Girard, René: Resurrection from the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky (engl.: 1996; french: Dostoievski, du double à l’unité.1963). New, revised edition published in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture Series, MSU Press 2012. Edited and translated by James G. Williams. ISBN: 1611860377
    (posted November 16, 2012)
  • COV&R Conference 2013 at University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA/USA, July 10-14
    Topic: A Land between Two Rivers: Space, Place, and Mimetic Theory
    Call for Papers
    and Conference homepage available now!
    For further information contact Martha J. Reineke: martha.reineke@uni.edu
    (posted November 16, 2012)
  • Online Membership forms & Online membership payment are available now!
    For further details see the membership section.
    (posted November 16, 2012)
  • Book Announcement
    Williams, James G.: Girardians: The Colloquium on Violence and Religion, 1990-2010. Series Beiträge zur mimetischen Theorie vol. 32, LIT-Verlag 2012. ISBN: 3643902816.
    (posted November 16, 2012)
  • Book Announcement
    Girard, René: Resurrection from the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky (engl.: 1996; french: Dostoievski, du double à l’unité.1963). New, revised edition published in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture Series, MSU Press 2012. Edited and translated by James G. Williams. ISBN: 1611860377
    (posted November 16, 2012)
  • COV&R sessions at the AAR Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL November 17-20, 2012
    – COV&R-Session I: Book Sessions, Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
    – COV&R-Session II: René Girard’s Sacrifice
    – Co-Sponsored session with the Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Group: Bonhoeffer and Girard in Conversation: Revelation, Scandal, and the Theology of the Cross
    AAR 2012 conference website
    For further information contact Martha J. Reineke: martha.reineke@uni.edu
    (posted May 25,2012)
  • COV&R sessions at the AAR Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL November 17-20, 2012
    – COV&R-Session I: Book Sessions, Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
    – COV&R-Session II: René Girard’s Sacrifice
    – Co-Sponsored session with the Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Group: Bonhoeffer and Girard in Conversation: Revelation, Scandal, and the Theology of the Cross
    AAR 2012 conference website
    For further information contact Martha J. Reineke: martha.reineke@uni.edu
    (posted May 25, 2012)
  • COV&R conference 2012 in Tokyo/Japan: Early bird registration ends at JUNE 1ST, 2012
    ALL FEES WILL INCREASE $35 AFTER
    (posted May 25, 2012)
  • COV&R conference 2012 in Tokyo/Japan: Online registration is available now!
    (posted April 4, 2012)
  • AAR Annual Meeting 2012: Call for Papers
    COV&R sessions at the AAR Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL November 17-20, 2012
    Call for Papers
    AAR 2012 conference website
    For further information contact Martha J. Reineke: martha.reineke@uni.edu
    (posted February 8, 2012)
  • Important news for COV&R conference 2012 in Tokyo/Japan:
    – Slight change of dates: July 5-8 (instead of July 6-9)
    Conference website is online now at: http://www.japan-girard-association.org/conference/
    (posted January 19, 2012)
  • Raven Foundation Essay Contest 2012
    Deadline for submission: February 1, 2012
    Detailed information you will find here
    (posted November 30, 2011)
  • Summer School Mimetic Theory 2012
    Leusden, The Netherlands, July 15–29, 2012
    Topic: “Thinking through Times of Crisis”
    Detailed information you will find here
    For further informations contact: Therese Onderdenwijngaard: todw@xs4all.nl
    (posted November 23, 2011)
  • Raymund Schwager, S.J., Memorial Essay Contest 2012
    Awards for three best papers given by graduate students at the COV&R 2012 meeting at the International Christian University. Closing date for submission: June 1, 2012.
    Further Details see here
    (posted September 26, 2011)
  • COV&R Conference 2012 at International Christian University, Tokyo/Japan, July 5-9
    Topic: Apocalypse Revisited: Japan, Hiroshima, and the Place of Mimesis
    Call for Papers (English)
    Call for Papers (Japanese)
    (posted September 26, 2011)
  • Symposium of the working group “Religion – Politics – Violence” of the Austrian Research Association at University of Innsbruck/Austria, June 7-9, 2012
    Topic: The European Wars of Religion: An Interdisciplinary Reassessment of Sources, Myths, and Interpretations
    Conference Program
    Registration Form
    For further information contact Wolfgang Palaver: wolfgang.palaver@uibk.ac.at
    (posted September 8, 2011)
  • Workshop “Battling to the End and the American Civil War”
    March 16-17, 2012 in Illinois, USA
    Sponsored by the Raven Foundation with Wheaton College
    Call for papers & Conference agenda
    (posted November 30, 2011)
  • COV&R Conference 2012 in Tokyo/Japan, July 5-8
    Topic: Apocalypse Revisited: Japan, Hiroshima, and the Place of Mimesis
    Call for Papers & Conference Website are coming soon!
    For further information contact Jeremiah Alberg: jlalberg@gmail.com
    (posted September 8, 2011)
  • COV&R sessions at the AAR Annual Meeting 2011, San Francisco, November 19-22
    AAR 2011 conference website
    – COV&R-Session I: Book Discussions, Saturday Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 am
    – COV&R-Session II: Mimetic Theory and Apocalypse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 1:00-3:30 pm
    – Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Group Session: Film and Mimetic Theory: Probing Contemporary Film with Rene Girard’s Insights, Sunday Nov. 19, 9:00-11:30 am
    For further information contact Martha J. Reineke: martha.reineke@uni.edu
    (posted August 25, 2011; updated September 26,2011)
  • AAR Annual Meeting 2011: Call for Papers
    COV&R sessions at the AAR Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 19-22, 2011
    Call for Papers
    AAR 2011 conference website
    For further information contact Martha J. Reineke: martha.reineke@uni.edu
    (posted February 5, 2011)
  • COV&R Conference 2011 at island of Salina, Sicily/Italy, June 15 – 18
    Organized with the cooperation of the Centro Europeo di Studi su Mito e Simbolo and Università di Messina
    Topic: Disorder/Order in History and Politics
    Conference Homepage
    For further information contact: cover2011@unime.it
    (posted August 2, 2010)
  • COV&R Conference 2010 in Notre Dame: Registration Deadline(s)
    June 1: Deadline for Early bird registration
    June 2-July 4: Registration fees increase by $25.00
    June 1: Deadline for entries in the Raymund Schwager, S. J., Memorial Essay Competition
    (posted May 28, 2010) 
  • AAR Annual Meeting 2010: Call for Papers
    COV&R sessions at the AAR Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 30-Nov. 1, 2010
    Call for Papers
    AAR 2010 conference website
    For further information contact Martha J. Reineke: martha.reineke@uni.edu
    (posted March 22, 2010)
  • COV&R Conference 2010 – Conference hompage is online
    Transforming Violence: Cult, Culture, and Acculturation: COV&R Conference 2010 at University of Notre Dame/USA, June 30 – July 4
    Conference homepage

    Call for papers
    (Deadline: March 15, 2010)
    For further information contact Margaret Pfeil at mpfeil1@nd.edu or Ann W. Astell at aastell@nd.edu
    (posted February 22, 2010)
  • European Summer School Mimetic Theory 2010
    European Summer School Mimetic Theory, July 12–25, 2010 in: The Netherlands
    Topic: “Crisis and TruthAn interdisciplinary introduction into the thinking of René Girard”
    More information you will find in European_Summer_School_Flyer.pdf
    For further questions contact: Therese Onderdenwijngaard: todw@xs4all.nl
    (posted February 15, 2010)
  • COV&R Conference 2010 – Call for Papers
    COV&R Conference 2010 at University of Notre Dame/USA, June 30 – July 4
    Topic: Transforming Violence: Cult, Culture, and Acculturation
    More information about the conference & a Call for Papers you will find in: Notre_Dame_2010_Call.pdf.
    (posted October 14, 2009)
  • Raymund Schwager Memorial Award 2010
    More information you will find in: raymund_schwager_memorial_award_2010.pdf
    (posted October 13, 2009)
  • COV&R Travel Grants 2010
    More information you will find in: COV&R_travel_grants_2010.pdf
    (posted October 12,2009)
  • Raven Foundation Essay Contest 2010
    More information you will find in: raven_foundation_essay_contest_2010.pdf
  • Link Collection to “War against Terror”