UNC Religious Studies at AAR/SBL 2013

UNC at AAR/SBL/ASOR Baltimore

November 2013

Thursday, November 21

4:25PM: Jodi Magness reads a paper The Role of Exact Science from the Perspective of an Archaeologist.

Friday, November 22

1PM: Omid Safi and Danielle Widmann Abraham in a “Rethinking Islamic Studies Workshop.”

Saturday, November 23

9AM: Shenandoah Nieuwsma reads a paper Cutting Through the Fog: “Spirituality” as Discursive Strategy in Post-WWII Medical Literature.  Abdallah Lipton reads a paper Universalizing Ibn ‘Arabi: Aryanism and the Perennialist Discourse of Religious Authenticity.

1PM: Andrew Aghapour is a panelist in the “Cognitive Science of Religion Group and Science, Technology, and Religion Group.” Shenandoah Nieuwsma reads a paper Exploring a Politics of Healing: Spirituality as a Nonreligious Health Technique in the US Military. Juliane Hammer reads a paper Equity, Equality, or Hierarchy: American Tafsir on Gender Roles in Marriage. Joseph Lam reads a paper The Biblical Hebrew Root BHL in light of New Ugaritic Evidence.

4PM: Matthew Hotham reads a paper ‘His Minty Breath Was Antidote to Scorpio’s Sting’: Muhammad’s Bodily Ascension in Nizami Ganjavi’s Makhzan al-Asrar. Stephanie Gaskill reads a paper Performing Race and Repentance: The History of Racialized Criminality in Angola’s The Life of Jesus Christ Play. Randall Styers presents in panel discussion titled “Training Graduate Students for a Twenty-first Century World.”

Sunday, November 24

1PM: David Lambert reads a paper Linguistic Change Within the Domain of Concepts: The Case of “Shub”.

3PM: Stephanie Gaskill reads a paper ‘The Worst Thing That Ever Happened To Me’: Anti-Catholicism in George Jackson’s Soledad Brother.

5PM: Randall Styers is panelist in Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer Persons in the Profession. Samuel Kessler  reads a paper Jewish Identity as Moral Choice: A Reading of Malamud’s “The Lady of the Lake.”

*7PM: UNC Religious Studies Reception

Monday, November 25

9AM: Barbara Ambros responds on the panel “Buddhist Masculinities: Rhetorics and Representations.” Leif Tornquist reads a paper ‘This Mighty Struggle for Life’: Anglo-American Protestant Ministers, Biopolitical Violence, and Negative Eugenics in the 1920s United States. Omid Safi responds to “Memory Work and Culture Making.” Todd Ochoa is a panelist on “Conceiving Encounter, Evading Lack.”

1PM: Randall Styers presides on “Religious Change and Technological Mediation in Modern America.” Juliane Hammer presides on “On Normativity in the Field of Islamic Studies.” Travis Proctor reads a paper John, ‘Apostle to the Gentiles’?: Religious Competition and the (De-)Construction of Apostolic Lineages in the Acts of John.

4PM: Barbara Ambros responds on “Thinking Animals, Rethinking Religious Identities.”

Tuesday, November 26

8:30AM: Andrew Aghapour presides on “Religion, Technology, and Affect.” Cynthia Hogan reads a paper The Apocalypse and the Art Museum: The Paintings of the Reverend McKendree Robbins Long