Contagion is the journal of The Colloquium on Violence and Religion.
It is published by Michigan State University Press (homepage).


William A. JohnsenMichigan State University


René GIRARD, Stanford University; Andrew McKenna, Loyola University of Chicago: Raymund SCHWAGER †, University of Innsbruck; James WILLIAMS, Syracuse University


Rebecca Adams, Independent Scholar; Mark Anspach, École Polytechnique, Paris; Ann Astell, Purdue University; Cesáreo Bandera, University of North Carolina; Maria Stella Barberi, Università di Messina; Diana Culbertson, Kent State University; Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Stanford University, École Polytechnique; Paul Dumouchel, Université du Québec a Montréal; Giuseppe Fornari, Università degli studi di Bergamo; Eric Gans, University of California, Los Angeles; Sandor Goodhardt, Purdue University; Robert Hamerton-Kelly, Stanford University; Hans Jensen, Aarhus University, Denmark; Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara; Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Shaw Divinity School; Michael Kirwan, SJ, Heythrop College, University of London; Paisley Livingston, Lingnan University, Hong Kong; Charles Mabee, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit; Józef Niewiadomski, Universität Innsbruck; Wolfgang Palaver, Universität Innsbruck; Martha Reineke, University of Northern Iowa; Tobin Siebers, University of Michigan; Thee Smith, Emory University; Mark Wallace, Swarthmore College; Eugene Webb, University of Washington


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The editors invite submission of manuscripts dealing with the theory or practical application of the mimetic model in anthropology, economics, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology, and cultural studies. Essays should conform to the conventions of The Chicago Manual of Style and should not exceed a length of 7,500 words including notes and bibliography. Accepted manuscripts will require final submission in digital format.

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