Initial Call For Papers
M. Gail Hamner (co-chair), Department of Religion, Syracuse University and Donovan O. Schaefer (co-chair), Department of Religion, Haverford College. For its inaugural session, the Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group invites paper proposals exploring contemporary and historical approaches from within the field of religious studies to the relationship between religion and affect. Theoretically informed examinations of specific religious affects, explorations of the role of affect in particular religious traditions, and theoretical work that develops religion and affect as a methodology are all welcome. In keeping with the 2013 AAR theme of pluralism, we are also interested in papers exploring pluralism, secularism, and post-secularism from the perspective of affect/emotion. For a possible co-sponsored session with the Men, Masculinities, and Religions Group, we invite papers on the ways that masculinities are created, sustained, and resisted at the intersection of religion and affect. Proposals will be accepted through the online PAPERS system. For inquiries, contact group co-chairs Donovan Schaefer (email@example.com) or Gail Hamner (firstname.lastname@example.org).