Text and Context Symposium VI
April 25 & 26, 2018 SN 2000
Day 1: Wednesday April 25
9:30 am – 9:35 am Opening Remarks: Patricia Dold
9:35 am – 10:45am Human-ness
‘We are One’: Exploring the Mediated Oneness of Disney’s Pandora – the World of Avatar and Rivers of Light.
Jennifer Porter, Religious Studies
“Man Created Homophobia, God Created Transformistas”:
Saluting the Oricha in a Cuban Gay Bar.
Cory W. Thorne, Folklore
10:45 am – 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Keynote
Gender and Religion: The Unmarked Intersection.
Pamela Dickey Young, School of Religion, Queen’s University
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (on-site & provided)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – From Supernatural to Hypernatural
Heritage, Memory, and the Cultural Politics of Interpretive Planning at the Shag Harbour UFO Interpretive Centre.
Noah Morritt, Ph.D. Candidate, Folklore
The Function of Andaran Crystal Spirals in New Age Ritual.
Leigha Eby, MA Candidate, Religious Studies
The Religion of Tarot: Not Just a Passing Fad.
Jessica Williams, MA Candidate, Religious Studies
2:30 – 4:00 Reception (on site)
Day 2 Thursday April 26, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am Seculareligious
Beyond Accommodation: A new model to consider religious diversity in Canada
Jennifer Selby, Religious Studies
Fetishism and Iconoclasm: Negotiating a Path Between
Shannon Michael O’Rourke, Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy
Limiting Religion: The Supreme Court of NL Decision in
John Doe v. The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John’s.
Patricia Dold, Religious Studies
10:30 am – 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Round Table: Boundaries and Intersections: Religion, Belief, Gender.
Holly Everett, Folklore
Carol-Lynne D’Arcangelis and Jennifer Dyer, Gender Studies
Jennifer Selby and Patricia Dold, Religious Studies
Pamela Dickey Young
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (on-site & provided)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm De/Constructions of Gender in Religion
Original: a feminist reimagining of mythology
Sharon King-Campbell, MA Candidate, English
Hail Mary: Prayers, Poetry, and Navigating Motherhood
Vicki Hallett, Gender Studies
Rock, Water and the Divine Feminine: Marian Grottos on the Avalon Peninsula
Cynthia Egan Kiigemagi, Ph.D. Candidate, Folklore
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Closing Remarks – Patricia Dold
5:00 pm - Reception (Off campus, location TBA)