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

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Ricoeur Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

The purpose of this Unit is to promote the work of Paul Ricoeur within the broad fields of theology and religious studies. We believe that Paul Ricoeur, as a dialogue partner, has continued relevance to the manifold disciplines that constitute the AAR. Yet more than a Unit dedicated to the study of a particular scholar’s work — as a form of academic fandom — this Unit seeks to build up and creatively utilize Ricoeur’s work in a way that enriches a wide range of theological and religious subdisciplines.

Call for Papers: 

We invite papers on the following topic:

• Ricoeur and Traditions of Critique
We seek proposals for papers that take a critical approach to Ricoeur. We are not looking for papers about him or his work, per se, but rather looking for interdisciplinary attempts to apply Ricoeur’s ideas to the varied areas of specialized study across the breadth of the academies of religion (AAR and SBL). In what ways has it proven difficult to appropriate and apply his work? Are there limits to thinking with Ricoeur? We are especially interested in papers representing one or more of the many critical traditions, such as critical theory, feminist theory and theologies, liberation theologies, queer studies, womanist approaches, postcolonial thought, Black theologies, comparative religions, and other perspectives crossing cultural, contextual, economic, or religious boundaries.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee