COV&R at the American Academy of Religion
San Antonio, Texas
November 18-21, 2023

San Antonio

Registration is open for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature. COV&R is sponsoring two sessions:

Session 1: “Policing, Disability, and Conversion: Mimetic Theory in Contemporary Conversation”

Saturday morning, 90 minutes, time and location TBD

  1. Lyle Enright (UnRival Network), “Archimedes and René Girard: Cultivating and Replicating Mimetic Theory’s ‘Eureka Moment’ through Conversion Stories”
  2. Susan McElcheran (University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto), “Philosophies of Intellectual Disability in Conversation with Mimetic Theory”
  3. Charles Bellinger (Brite Divinity School), “Mimetic Theory and the Training of Police Officers”

Session 2: “Roundtable Session on Brian Robinette’s The Difference Nothing Makes. Creation, Christ, Contemplation

Sunday morning, 2 hours, time and location TBD

Presider: Grant Kaplan (Saint Louis University)

Roundtable Participants:

  1. John Betz (University of Notre Dame)
  2. Amy Maxey (Oblate School of Theology)
  3. Chris Haw (University of Scranton)
  4. Grant Kaplan (Saint Louis University)
  5. Brian Robinette (Boston College)

Business meeting to follow the conclusion of this session.