AAR Annual Meeting
November 18-21, 2017
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The Lesbian-Feminisms and Religion Unit, the Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Unit, and the Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Unit are co-sponsoring a panel on the work of Mary Daly, and its relevance to feminist critiques of religion in the 21st century. This coincides with the publication of The Mary Daly Reader (ed. Jennifer Rycenga and Linda Barufaldi; NYU Press); the co-editors will be present as respondents. Possible themes include Daly’s significance given the resurgence of explicit sexism, racism, and nationalism in world politics; how and why debates concerning Daly’s thought on issues of race, transgender identity, and separatism, can now be assessed historically; responses of young feminists and womanists to rediscovering Daly’s work; Daly’s transformative yet simultaneously tempestuous impact on the field of women and religion; lesbian identity as an ideological more than embodied position in the 21st century, and the relevance of Daly's legacy for new challenges of androcentricism that take into account a wider "animal-human" framework. Both paper proposals and nominations for a panel presentation will be considered.