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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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Comparative Studies in Religion Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit provides the opportunity for significant cross-traditional and cross-cultural inquiry. We traditionally solicit paper sessions that provide occasions for comparative inquiry seriously engaging two or more religious traditions around a common topic and we ensure that critical reflection is given to the conceptual tools therein employed. We welcome co-sponsorship opportunities with other AAR units.
This Unit has a listserv (CompRel), which is used primarily for announcements, calls for papers, and discussions about panel proposals. If you wish to subscribe, please send a request to of@austin.utexas.edu.

Call for Papers: 

Ruins. Chris Parr & Oliver Freiberger.

Miracles. Ivette Vargas-O'Bryan.

Hagiography & Patronage. Massimo Rondolino.

Trauma Responses by Multiple Religions. Dean Accardi (Connecticut College).

Poison & Its Religious Valences. Eric Mortensen (Guilford College).

The Ethics of Comparison – Roundtable. Oliver Freiberger.

Visual Texts & the Construction of Lineages. Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan.

Holy Madness. David Divalerio (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

Method: 
PAPERS
Other: 
We do not consider individual paper submissions, only roundtables or panels.
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Comments: 
We believe that anonymous review is important initially, but the chairs review proposer names at the final decision-making stage in order to make sure that a range of institutions, ranks, religious traditions, research foci, and research methods are included in each year's panel offerings.
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee