Syracuse at the 2017 AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Boston

Boston Cityscape

Boston Cityscape

November 2, 2017

11/17 - Friday

  • Hamner, M. Gail. Presiding. Religion and Media Workshop,Between Fake News and Natural Media, (A17–109)
    • Friday - 11:00AM–6:00PM, Hynes Convention Center–302 (Third Level)
  • McCormick, Lauren. “Fleeting Identity in the Judean Pillar Figurines,” ASOR.

    • 12:25 on November 17, in the Westin Boston Waterfront – Stone.

11/18 - Saturday

  • Watts, James W. “Ritualizing the Size of Books,” (P18–115), Society for Comparative Research on Iconographic and Performative Texts, Miniature Scriptures.
  • Saturday - 9:00AM–11:30AM, Sheraton Boston-Dalton (Third Level)
  • Including papers by Department Alumnae/i
    • Dorina Miller Parmenter (PhD ’09), Spalding University, “Small Things of Greatest Consequence: Miniature Bibles in America.”
    • Yohan Yoo (PhD ’05), Seoul National University, “Sutras Working in Buddha’s Belly and Buddhists’ Pockets: Iconic and Performative Miniature Sutras in Korean Buddhism.”
  • Borchert, John (ABD), “No-Death: Posthuman Living through Ritualized Game Death”, (A18–141), Video Gaming and Religion Seminar: New Voices In the Study of Religion and Video Games.
    • Saturday - 9:00AM–11:30AM, Marriott Copley Place-Vineyard (Fourth Level)
  • Waghorne, Joanne, Respondent.(A18–216). Hinduism Unit and Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism Unit: Constructing and Contesting Race in Hindu Religions.
    • Saturday - 1:00PM–3:30PM, Hynes Convention Center–110 (Plaza Level)
  • Brown, Diana (PhD Student), “‘Eastern Methods and Western Bodies:’’ Dion Fortune’s Assessment of Yoga for a Western Audience,” (A18–212) Contemporary Pagan Studies Unit and Western Esotericism Unit: The Pagan-Esoteric Complex: Mapping Intersecting Milieus
    • Saturday - 1:00PM–3:00PM, Hynes Convention Center–201 (Second Level)
  • Robinson, Marcia C., “Blooming in the Dung Heap: Kierkegaard and the Dialectic of Revelation and Faith in Troubling Times,” (A18–219), Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Unit: Kierkegaard and the Future of Revelation – Part I: The Power and the Fragility of Revelation,
    • Saturday - 1:00PM–3:30PM, Sheraton Boston-Republic A (Second Level)
  • Hamner, M. Gail, Presiding, (A18–234), Theology and Religious Reflection Unit:The Revelry of Suspicion: Apocalypticism, Conspiracy Theory, and Affect
    • Saturday - 1:00PM–3:30PM, Marriott Copley Place-Arlington (Third Level)
    • Including a paper by department Alumni, Donovan Schaefer (PhD ’12), University of Oxford, The Lust to Believe: Paranoia, Conspiracy Theory, and Apocalypticism.
  • Persaud, Prea (MA '13), University of Florida, "It Doesn't Always Feel Good: Redefining Notions of Inclusion and Moving beyond "Diversity," (A18-301), Academic Labor and Contingent Faculty Committee and Graduate Student Committee and Status of LGBTIQ Persons in the Profession Committee: Protecting the Vulnerable on Campus, Especially for Students, Focus on Employment, Presidential Theme: Religion and the Most Vulnerable, Professional Practices and Institutional Location.
    • Saturday - 4:00PM-6:30PM, Sheraton Boston-Grand & Independence (Second Level)

11/19 - Sunday

  • O’Dell-Chaib, Courtney (ABD), “Making-With Disaster,” (A19–126), Religion and Ecology Unit: Critical Approaches to Racial and Environmental Justice, Focus on Sustainability.
    • Sunday - 9:00 AM–11:30 AM, Marriott Copley Place-Simmons (Third Level)
  • Gray, Biko Mandela, Respondent. (A19–225) Pentecostal–Charismatic Movements Unit and Queer Studies in Religion Unit: Author Meets Critics: A Discussion of Ashon Crawley’s BlackPentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility (Fordham University Press, 2016), Books under Discussion.
    • Sunday - 1:00PM–2:30PM, Marriott Copley Place-Boylston (First Level)
  • Robert, William, Respondent. (A19–226), Philosophy of Religion Unit: Gendering Philosophy of Religion: The Influence of Pamela Sue Anderson.
    • Sunday - 1:00 PM–2:30 PM, Sheraton Boston-Riverway (Fifth Level)
  • Brodeur, Emma (ABD), “Freud and the Bible: Dream Images and Jewishness,” (A19–273), Study of Judaism Unit: Holding and Beholding: Material and Visual Cultures
    • Sunday - 3:00 PM–4:30 PM, Marriott Copley Place-Orleans (Fourth Level)
    • Alumnae Jennifer Caplan (PhD ’15), Towson University, Presiding.

11/20 - Monday

  • Adams, Jill Petersen (PhD 2013), Oxford College (Emory). Presiding. Religion, Affect, and Emotion Unit: The Felt Life of Vulnerability
    • Monday - 1:00 PM–3:30 PM, Marriott Copley Place-New Hampshire; Fifth Level
  • Watts, James W. Respondent. (S20–208) Book of Deuteronomy: Text Workshop on the Decalogue,
    • Monday 1:00PM to 3:30PM, Room: Provincetown (Fourth Level) - Boston Marriott Copley Place (MCP)
  • Moody, Rebecca (ABD), “(Re)Orienting Vulnerability: Using Visual Images to Parse Morocco’s Dominant and Quotidian Islams,” (A20–115), Contemporary Islam Unit: Crossing Borders, Transcending Boundaries: The Shifting Contexts of Muslim Politics
    • Monday - 9:00AM–11:00AM, Hynes Convention Center–104 (Plaza Level)
  • Brett, Adam DJ (ABD), “The Monstrosity of Messianism in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman,” Death, Dying, and Beyond Unit and Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Unit: Superheroes, Where Is Thy Sting?
    • Monday - 1:00PM–3:30PM, Sheraton Boston-Gardner (Third Level)
  • Burrus, Virginia, Respondent, (A20–303), Augustine and Augustinianisms Unit and SBL History and Literature of Rabbinic Judaism: Self-Control in Augustine and Rabbinic Literature
    • Monday - 4:00PM–6:30PM, Sheraton Boston-Back Bay B (Second Level)
  • Arnold, Philip P., “‘And Now Our Minds Are One:’ The Thanksgiving Address and Attaining Consensus among the Haudenosaunee,” (A20–319), Native Traditions in the Americas Unit: Native American Rhetoric: Sacred Language, Transformation, Placiality and Nature
    • Monday - 4:00 PM–6:30 PM, Marriott Copley Place-Wellesley (Third Level)
  • Robert, William, “Ways and Means (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Introduction to the Study of Religion),” (A20–333), Teaching Religion Unit: Teaching the Introductory Course, Professional Practices and Institutional Location.
    • Monday - 4:00PM–6:30PM, Sheraton Boston-Jamaica Pond (Fifth Level)

11/21 - Tuesday

  • Loewen, Jordan Brady (PhD Student), “‘Hacking Perception:’ Techno-Entheogens, Virtual Reality, and the Vulnerability of Subjectivity,” (A21–120), Science, Technology, and Religion Unit: Vulnerable Populations, Science, Technology, and Religion, Focus on Sustainability Presidential Theme: Religion and the Most Vulnerable
    • Tuesday - 9:00AM–11:30AM Hynes Convention Center–209 (Second Level)

Emeritus Faculty at the AAR.

  • Caputo, John D. (Religion), Panelist. (M17–116) Scriptural Reasoning Academic Network Annual Conference
    • Friday - 9:30AM–5:00PM, Offsite-Endicott College Boston, 200 Tremont St, Room 417
  • Barkun, Michael (Political Science), Panelist. (P17-241), Harvard Religious Literacy Project and American Academy of Religion: FBI and Religion Scholars: Reflecting on the Past 25 Years.
    • Friday - 1:00PM-4:00PM, Offsite-Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Ave, Sperry Room, Andover Hall 116