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CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Body and Religion Unit and Contemporary Pagan Studies Unit

Call for Proposals for Online June Meeting

In anticipation of the American Academy of Religion’s June 2024 virtual conference, the Body and Religion and Contemporary Pagan Studies Units are seeking proposals for a joint session on, “Divine Bodies.” Bodies presenting and re-presenting sacrality in both ancient and modern contexts are ripe for analysis. Topics may include but are not limited to shaping, sizing, theriomorphism, hierophanics, kratophanics, iconographic stratifications/layering, planar extension, absence/concealment, accessorizing, co-location, tellurism, chthonics, gendering, and substance/makeup. Diachronic and synchronic approaches are both encouraged, along with artifactual/material culture, discursive and hermeneutical analysis. We especially welcome panels/presentations using innovative formats that will enhance discussion and collaboration in an online environment.



Steering Committee Members


Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection