That other conference: ASA



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I know most of you will be heading to Chicago for the AAR, but just south of you ... in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the American Studies Association will be meeting. Everything from questions about Joseph Smith's whiteness (and straightness) to Zombie Apocalypse, from Jesus to Islamophobia. Here's a list of the panels related to religion (as I could locate them).


Thursday
008. Caucus: Early American Matters: Religious Empires
and American Indigeneity
Puerto Rico Convention Center 103B
CHAIR:  Gregory S. Jackson, Rutgers University, New
Brunswick/Piscataway (NJ)
PAPERS:
  • Sandra Gustafson, University of Notre Dame (IN)
Retaking the Americas: Religion and Indigenous Resistance from the Acoma Revolt to Almanac of the Dead
  • Sarah E. Rivett, Princeton University (NJ)
Grammars of National Origins: The Millennial Promise of America Written in Algonquian Words

  • Jared Hickman, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
John Marrant’s Master Narrative: Redface, Whiteface, and Forms of Black Atlantic Critique
  • Peter Coviello, Bowdoin College (ME)
How the Mormons Became White; or, Was Joseph Smith Straight?

COMMENT:  Gregory S. Jackson, Rutgers U


Thursday
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
034. Beyond Islamophobia: Islam and American Empire
Puerto Rico Convention Center 104C

CHAIR:  Kambiz Ghaneabassiri, Reed College (OR)

PAPERS:
Timothy Marr, University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill (NC)
Moro and American Resistance against Japanese Imperialism in Muslim Mindanao, 1941–1945

Marisa Egerstrom, Harvard University (MA)
After Biopolitics: Religion and Regime in Guantanamo Bay

Perin Gurel, Dickinson College (PA)
The Marriage of Anti-Americanism and Moderate-Islamophobia in Turkey: Cracking the Conspiracy
Codes

COMMENT:  Kambiz Ghaneabassiri, Reed College (OR)

Thursday
4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
072. Is There a Place for Jewishness in American Studies?
A Keywords Roundtable
Puerto Rico Convention Center 101B
CHAIR:  Josh Lambert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(MA)

PANELISTS:
Lori Harrison-Kahan, Boston College (MA)
Caroline Rody, University of Virginia (VA)
Dalia Kandiyoti, City University of New York, College
of Staten Island (NY)
Gayle Wald, George Washington University (DC)
Joseph Litvak, Tufts University (MA)
Jonathan Freedman, University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor (MI)
Josh Lamberbert, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(MA)
Is There a Place for Jewishness in American Studies?
A Keywords Roundtable  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 072

Thursday
Blackness and the Sacred Performative  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 077
4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
077. Blackness and the Sacred Performative
Puerto Rico Convention Center 104A
CHAIR:  Michelle D. Commander, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville (TN)
PAPERS: Amey Victoria Adkins, Duke University (NC)
“Ain’t I A Woman”: Black Madonnas, Mammys, and
the Performative Aesthetics of Darkness
Ashon Crawley, Duke University (NC)
Breathing Towards Lynching Critique: Whooping in
Black Pentecostal Praying and Preaching
Terrion L. Williamson, Michigan State University (MI)
Black Sacred Dance and the Reverberations of
Christian Sexuality
COMMENT:  Johari Jabir, University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
Religion and the Construction of Racial Fantasies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Friday
Religion and the Construction of Racial Fantasies 

Scheduled Time: Fri, Nov 16 - 8:00am - 9:45am Building/Room: Puerto Rico Convention Center, 207

Session Participants:
Worse than Mormonism: Religion, Race, Sex, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
Joshua Paddison (Indiana University-Bloomington (IN)

Laredo’s Red Men: Approximating Native American Cosmologies and Producing American Empire
Elaine Peña (George Washington University (DC))

Toyohiko Kagawa and the Color Line in U.S. Liberal Protestantism
Matthew S. Hedstrom (University of Virginia (VA))

Chair: Joseph Kip Kosek (George Washington University (DC)) 
Comment: Joseph Kip Kosek (George Washington University (DC))

8:00 am – 9:45 am
115. Slavery in the Atlantic World: Body, Flesh, and Spirit
Puerto Rico Convention Center 208A
CHAIR:  Danielle C. Skeehan, Northeastern University (MA)
PAPERS: Heather Victoria Vermeulen, Yale University (CT)
As altho’ She had Just been Concern’d with men:
Lordean Erotics in Thomas Thistlewood’s Diaries
Mary Caton Lingold, Duke University (NC)
Eat or Be Eaten: Resistance, Consumption,
Colonization, and Slavery
Jamie Rosenthal, University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill (NC)
Gender, Slavery, and the Limits of Sentimental
Rhetoric in Lady Nugent’s Journal
Aisha Finch, University of California, Los Angeles
(CA)
Sacralizing Black Epistemologies: Alternative Lexicons
of Freedom in Diasporic Slave Communities
COMMENT:  Danielle C. Skeehan, Northeastern University (MA)

Friday
10:00 am – 11:45 am
144. Beyond Frederick Douglass’ Narrative
Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C
CHAIR:  Robert Levine, University of Maryland, College Park
(MD)
PANELISTS:  Elizabeth McHenry, New York University (NY)
Alex Black, Cornell University (NY)
Xiomara Santamarina, University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor (MI)
Brigitte Fielder, Cornell University (NY)
Robert Levine, University of Maryland, College Park
(MD)

Friday 
Ministry, Missionaries, and Empire  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
166. Ministry, Missionaries, and Empire
Puerto Rico Convention Center 209B
CHAIR:  Hannah Waits, University of California, Berkeley (CA)
PAPERS: Marc Jean-Bernard, University of Puerto Rico, Río
Piedras (PR)
The Theological, Political, and Diplomatic Resonance
of Jacques Maritain’s Thinking in the Ibero-American
World
Edward Andrews, Providence College (RI)
Native Missionaries in the Anglo-American Atlantic:
Cultural Imperialism and Anti-Colonialism
Lydia Willsky, Vanderbilt University (TN)
The Missionary at Your Door: Mormons in America
and the New Purpose of Proselytization
COMMENT:  Hannah Waits, University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Friday
The “Rights of Discovery,” 1500–1800: Politics, Religion, and the
Letter of the Law in Colonial American Encounters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
189. The “Rights of Discovery,” 1500–1800: Politics, Religion, and the
Letter of the Law in Colonial American Encounters
Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C
CHAIR:  Raúl Marrero-Fente, University of Minnesota, Twin
Cities (MN)
PAPERS: Ivonne Del Valle, University of California, Berkeley
(CA)
José de Acosta, Violence, and Rhetoric: The
Emergence of Colonial Baroque
Ralph Robert Bauer, University of Maryland, College
Park (MD)
The Devil and the New World: Ethnography,
Demonology, and the “Rights of Discovery” in the
Early Modern Atlantic World
Yael Ben-zvi, Ben Gurion University (Israel)
Universalism and the Trials of Imperial Law
COMMENT:  Santa Arias, University of Kansas (KS)


Saturday
Race, Religion, and Representations of a Savior in America:
A Panel Discussion of The Color of Christ: The Son of God
and the Saga of Race in America (Sept. 2012)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
8:00 am – 9:45 am
243. Race, Religion, and Representations of a Savior in America:
A Panel Discussion of The Color of Christ: The Son of God
and the Saga of Race in America (Sept. 2012)
Puerto Rico Convention Center 208B
CHAIR:  Stephen Prothero, Boston University (MA)
PANELISTS:  Sonnet Retman, University of Washington, Seattle
(WA)
Wallace D. Best, Princeton University (NJ)
Richard A. Bailey, Canisius College (NY)
COMMENT:  Edward J. Blum, San Diego State University (CA)

Sunday
8:00 am – 9:45 am
370. Race/Religion/War: Triangulations of the Political under Empire
Puerto Rico Convention Center 208C
CHAIR:  Peter Hitchcock, City University of New York, Baruch
College (NY)
PAPERS: Keith Feldman, University of California, Berkeley
(CA)
Moynihan’s Cartography of Race: Metaphors of
Democracy and the Party of Liberty
Leerom Medovoi, Portland State University (OR)
Anti-Fundamentalism and the Racial Enemy of
Globalization: 1979–2012
Ronak Kapadia, New York University (NY)
Affects of the Long War: U.S. Counterinsurgency and
the Crisis of Knowledge
COMMENT:  Peter Hitchcock,
Race/Religion/War: Triangulations of the Political under Empire  . . . . . 370

Sunday
10:00 am – 11:45 am
393. To What End?: Apocalyptic Imaginings in Twentieth- and
Twenty-first-Century Consumer Cultures
Puerto Rico Convention Center 209C
CHAIR:  W. Scott Poole, College of Charleston (SC)
PAPERS: Lisa Roy Vox, University of Massachusetts, Boston
(MA)
“God Damn You All—I Told You So”: British and
American Visions of the End, 1945–1991
Michael J. McVicar, Ohio State University, Columbus
(OH)
“God Will Triumph Mightily”: Post-Millennialism and
the Business of Preparedness
Jennifer Carlberg, University of Chicago (IL)
“Singing In the Church of Wishful Thinking”: The
Religious Placeholder, Conceptual Blending, and
Popular Music
COMMENT:  W. Scott Poole, College of Charleston (SC)

Sunday
12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
402. Cultural Evangelism
Puerto Rico Convention Center 201A
CHAIR:  Anton L. Smith, Loyola Marymount University (CA)
PAPERS: Clare Croft, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI)
Dancing Neoimperialism/Intercultural Collaboration:
The U.S. State Department and Contemporary Black
Dance
Louis G. Prisock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick/
Piscataway (NJ)
Preaching Prosperity: The Black Religious Right’s
Materialist Theology as a Dimension of Empire
Kimberly Pendleton Bolles, George Washington
University (DC)
Sex Trafficking, Media, and Evangelical Mission
Afia Ofori-Mensa, Oberlin College (OH)
To Teach the World Peace: Miss Universe and Global
Harmony in the Early Cold War
COMMENT:  Anton L. Smith, Loyola Marymount University (CA)

3 comments:

Joshua Paddison at: November 9, 2012 at 2:50 PM said...

You missed one (mine!) up your alley, Ed:


Religion and the Construction of Racial Fantasies

Scheduled Time: Fri, Nov 16 - 8:00am - 9:45am Building/Room: Puerto Rico Convention Center, 207

Session Participants:
Worse than Mormonism: Religion, Race, Sex, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
Joshua Paddison (Indiana University-Bloomington (IN)

Laredo’s Red Men: Approximating Native American Cosmologies and Producing American Empire
Elaine Peña (George Washington University (DC))

Toyohiko Kagawa and the Color Line in U.S. Liberal Protestantism
Matthew S. Hedstrom (University of Virginia (VA))

Chair: Joseph Kip Kosek (George Washington University (DC))
Comment: Joseph Kip Kosek (George Washington University (DC))

Edward J. Blum at: November 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM said...

just added it - how did I miss that ?!? sorry. Can't wait - I'll be there!

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