Text and Context Symposium - Call for Papers

Feb 1st, 2017

Religious Studies

Text and Context Symposium - Call for Papers

The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Text and Context Symposium, a two-day event held on the Memorial Campus, exploring the textual and contextual underpinnings of methodological approaches to the study of religion.

The two-day interdisciplinary research symposium aims to highlight the multitude of approaches and data examined by scholars who study religion across disciplines. ‘Text’ here is understood broadly, and includes, alongside literary culture, ritual, performance, works of art, institutions and visual and material culture.

Our plenary speaker is Dr. Hillary Kaell (Religious Studies, Concordia University). The organizers invite participants to present research findings, share research in progress and foster scholarly conversations related to method and theory in the study of religion. Though paper topics may range widely, we welcome submissions related to the themes of religion, public life and popular culture, and the interaction of past traditions and with present social and cultural issues and concerns. Graduate students are encouraged to participate.


The deadline for submissions of paper abstracts (papers are to be 20 mins.) is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Please send 100-150-word abstracts to: textandcontext@mun.ca

Presenters will be notified in writing by Wednesday, April 5.


For further information, contact:

Dr. Kim Ian Parker (kparker@mun.ca) or Dr. Barry Stephenson (bstephenson@mun.ca)