Religion and Culture

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Call for papers: 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline Oct. 1, 2018.

The Religion and Popular Culture area investigates the intersection of religion and popular culture. “Religion” here is broadly defined to include official, vernacular, explicit and implicit forms, sacred texts and spaces, practices and performances, identities, materials and more.

The Religion and Popular Culture area seeks presentations about:

* Particular ways religion inhabits or informs products of popular culture (literature, film, television, social media, news, comedy, music, fashion, issues, trends and so forth)

* How religions and/or religious people reject, appropriate and otherwise interact with popular culture and its products

* How aspects of popular culture reject, appropriate and otherwise interact with religion and its products

While the area is open to scholarship on any religious tradition or historical era, specificity is preferred over generality.

We look forward to informed discussion of Religion and Popular culture, including presentations that enable participants to think enthusiastically and critically about our topic and what we mean by the categories we employ. However, while social critique and appreciation are a vital part of our intellectual exercise, Religion and Popular Culture panels are not “pulpits” for the promotion of religion or particular religions nor are they platforms from which to rant about religion or particular religions.

You are invited to propose individual papers, a full panel, or a roundtable discussion. Creative alternative formats for presentation are also welcome. If you have any questions or want to sound out ideas, please contact the area chair using the contact link at: https://conference.pcaaca.org/areas.

Pamela Detrixhe
Department of Religion Temple University-Philadelphia

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