COV&R at the American Academy of Religion
November 19-22, 2022
Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due on March 1.
The Colloquium on Violence & Religion welcomes both individual paper proposals and panel proposals around the following topics:
- mimetic readings of populism and political conflict
- mimetic analysis of “inauthentic victimhood”; what might this mean, and how might one discern it?
- the relationship between the thought of René Girard and contemporary theology and religious studies, for example, concerning the theology of mercy and black theologies of liberation
- responses to recent books (preferably with author or editor commitment), including but not limited to: Violence, the Sacred, and Things Hidden: A Discussion with Girard at Esprit (1973), Chris Haw’s Monotheism, Intolerance, and the Path to Pluralistic Politics, and Wolfgang Palaver’s Transforming the Sacred into Saintliness: Reflecting on Violence and Religion with René Girard