Religious Studies Symposium (Call for Papers)

Published: October 21st, 2014

Category: Conference/Symposium Opportunities

The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 20-22, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Last year’s symposium allowed over 45 presenters from over 15 universities and departments as varied as History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classics to share their
research, learn from one another, and meet many of their peers and future colleagues.

Due to our commitment to collaborative scholarship, students from all fields with interdisciplinary interests in the study of religion and at all levels of graduate study are encouraged to submit paper proposals.

The theme is “Resistance and Religion.”

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Subversion of Authority, Power and Hierarchy,
Practice and Ritual, Conflict and Violence, History and Myth Making, Emotion and Healing,
Textuality and Control, Space and Dominance, Gender and Identity.

Presentations should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length and will receive faculty responses. In addition, every year respondents select the best graduate paper to receive the Leo F. Sandon Award, an endowed award named for the Religion Department’s former chair.

Want to participate?

  • Proposals including an abstract of approximately 300 words, a list of key terms, and a one-page CV should be submitted by December 12, 2014 for review. Final papers must be submitted by January 18, 2015.
  • Please send proposals to the symposium staff email or to Beena Butool.

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