UNC Religious Studies at AAR/SBL 2012

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Members of the Religious Studies department are facilitating, presenting, and acting as respondents at this year’s joint national meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature.

Friday, November 16

9:30AM: Jenna Supp-Montgomerie and J. Barton Scott preside over the panel Theme: Religion and Media Workshop – Feeling Political: Religion, Media, and the Politics of Emotion

2PM: Randall Styers and Monica Miller presents a paper “Analytical Research in the Eye of a Normative Claims Storm.”

Saturday, November 17

9AM: Stephanie Gaskill is reading a paper “Resisting the “Politics of Respectability”: Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and the Mobilization of Religious Leaders against Mass Incarceration”

9AM: Megan Goodwin is reading a paper “Common Sense is No Match for the Voice of God:” Krakauer’s Misreading of Elizabeth Smart”

9AM: Juliane Hammer is reading a paper “Protective Patriarchy, Feminist Gender Justice: Researching Muslim Efforts against Domestic Violence”

9AM: Barbara Ambros is reading a paper “Gender Bending and Gender Affirmation: A Performance of the Anan Kōshiki at a Contemporary Sōtō Zen Convent”

1PM: Yaakov Ariel is reading a paper “Conversions and De-Conversions during the Holocaust”

1PM: Randall Styers presides over the panel The Centenary of The Elementary Forms of Religious Life -The Enduring Analytical Impact of Émile Durkheim

4PM: Joseph Lam is reading a paper “Psalm 2 and the Disinheritance of Earthly Rulers”

4PM: Michael Knight is a panelist on Everyday Islam and Ethnographic Methodologies

4PM: Barbara Ambros is reading a paper “Masking Commodification and Sacralizing Consumption: Buddhist Animal Memorial Rites in Twentieth-Century Japan

4PM: Shaily Patel is reading a paper “Exorcism and Enlightenment in Antiquity and Modernity: History as a Mythological Construct”

Sunday, November 18

9AM: Jodi Magness is presenting a paper “Conspicuous Consumption: Dining on Meat in the Ancient World”

9AM: Matthew Dougherty is reading a paper “Brethren, Stretch Forth Your Hands:” The Male Body in American Masonic Ritual, 1859-1900”

9AM: Jason Staples is reading a paper “Rise, Kill, and Eat”: Animals as Nations in Apocalyptic Judaism and Acts 10.”

1PM: Randall Styers is a panelist in a cluster themed Social Theory and Religion, 2013-2015

1PM: Jodie Magness is a respondent on the panel Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World

1PM: Travis Proctor is reading a paper “A Rhetorical Absurdity and the Demonic Jesus: The Function of an Apocryphal Resurrection Appearance in Ignatius’ Letter to the Smyrnaeans”

3PM:Randall Styers is responding to the panel Religious Exchanges and Transactions in North America

3PM: Tehseen Thaver is reading a paper “Metaphor, Hermeneutics and the formations Shi‘i Identity in al-Sharif al-Radi’s (d.1015C.E.) Qur’an commentary”

4PM: Bart Ehrman will be introducing a book he co-edited, The Texts of the New Testament in Contemporary Research.

4PM: Joseph Lam is reading a paper “The Place of Metaphor in the Baal, Aqhat, and Kirta Texts”

4PM: Jason Combs is reading a paper “Dreams(’) Matter: Idol-Demons and Early Christian Oneiric Techniques”

5PM: Jenna Supp-Montgomerie is reading a paper “Quilting Points: How Religion Makes Meaning in American Globalization”

5PM: Andrew Aghapour is presiding over the panel Critical Approaches to the Use of Media for Religious Purposes

**7PM: UNC Reception**

Monday, November 19

9AM: Yaakov Ariel is reading a paper “From the Institutum Judaicum to the International Christian Embassy: Christian Zionism with a Different Accent”

1PM: Randall Styers is presiding over the panel Time, Space, and Difference on which Jenna Supp-Montgomerie is reading a paper “The “Greatest of All Schemes”: American Missionary Discourse and Nineteenth-Century Globalization”

1PM: David Lambert is reading a paper “Objectifications of Personhood in Ancient Israel: The Case of ‘lev’”

4PM: Juliane Hammer is reading a paper “Religion vs. Culture: Islamic Marriage, Healthy Families, and Domestic Violence”

4PM: Joseph Lam is presiding over the panel “Texts and Interpretations”

Tuesday, November 20

9AM: David Lambert is reading a paper “The Genealogy of Repentance”

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