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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

CTCR Research Conference

Sat, February 19, 2011 • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM • Seminary of the Southwest

Central Texas Colloquium on Religion (CTCR)
Research Conference

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Howard Miller (The University of Texas at Austin)
"Religious Studies at The University of Texas: An Historian's Personal Overview"

The Central Texas Colloquium on Religion (CTCR) Research Conference provides an opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in Central Texas to present original research and receive critical feedback within a creative and academic atmosphere.  The conference is organized by graduate students and professors from universities, colleges and seminaries in Central Texas and seeks to foster intellectual dialogue among scholars of religion within our area.

Schedule

10:00 Introduction & Welcome (Maddux Lounge)

10:15-11:45 Morning Sessions

Religion and Ethics - Tony Baker, moderator (room 210A)

Jeremiah GRIFFIN - Master of Divinity Program, Seminary of the Southwest
"Gratitude, Remembrance, and Survival: In Search of a Deuteronomic Land Ethic"

Jeremy S. STIRM - Graduate School of Religion, Baylor University
"Evil, Metaphysics, and the Care of Souls"

Brandon FRICK - Dept. of Religion, Baylor University
"Christ and the Creature: Towards a Barthian Animal Ethic"

Religion and Practice - Martha Newman, moderator (room 210B)

R. Christopher FELDMAN - Dept. of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
"Testing Victor Turner's Ritual Process in Contemporary Ritual Behaviors"

Erin Jean WARDE - Master of Divinity Program, Seminary of the Southwest
"Right Desire, Wrongly Ordered: The Conversation Regarding Chastity in Post-modernity"

Francis GOICOVICH - Dept. of History, The University of Texas at Austin
"Neither Man nor Woman, 'Machi': Nature and Hierarchy of the Shaman in Mapuche Society from a Gender Perspective, 16th-17th Centuries"

11:45-1:00 Lunch (The Weeks Center)

12:15 Keynote Address by Howard Miller

1:00-2:30 Early Afternoon Sessions

Religion and Narrative (room 210A)

Margy THOMAS - Dept. of English, Baylor University
"Adventurer, Survivor, Adopted Orphan: Ishmael's Achievement of Agency through Storytelling"

Julie CLAWSON - Master of Arts in Religion Program, Seminary of the Southwest
"Conquest, Empire and Irony in the Biblical Text"

Dustin MORROW - Dept. of English, Baylor University
"'My Name is Sayid Jarrah, and I am a Torturer': LOST, Theology, and the Use of Torture"

Religion in the Public Square - Howard Miller, moderator (room 210B)

Cyntoria De'Shae BLUITT - Dept. of Religious Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
"See a Need, Fill a Need?: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations within their Communities"

Remington Charles VAUGHT, Jr. - Dept. of History, The University of Texas at Austin
"The Antebellum Pamphlet Wars: Sacraments, Sanctification, Slavery and the Transformation of American Protestantism"

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:14 Late Afternoon Session

Defining the Religious - John Traphagan, moderator (room 210A)

Michael CLAWSON - Dept. of Religion, Church History, Baylor University
"Atheists as Outsiders: America's Most Despised Religious Minority"

Elizabeth SANDERS - Dept. of Religious Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
"This Place Had a Name: Changing Physical, Mythical, and Political Landscapes in Navajo Religion"

Maurice CHAMMAH - Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University / Texas After Violence Project
"The Politics of Calling to Prayer: Secularism and Islam in Contemporary Cairo"

Sponsored by: Department of Religious Studies; Seminary of the Southwest


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