Call for Papers: 14th FSU Graduate Student Symposium



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Andrew McKee




Hot off the presses is the CFP for the 14th annual FSU Graduate Student Symposium. It might just be because I am directing it, but I think this year will be especially grand. So please, get the word out, and your abstracts in.


Call for Papers:

The Florida State University 
Department of Religion
14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

February 20-22, 2015 • Tallahassee, Florida


The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 20-22, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Last year’s symposium allowed over 45 presenters from over 15 universities and departments as varied as History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classics to share their research, learn from one another, and meet many of their peers and future colleagues. 

This year’s symposium will be centered on the theme “Resistance and Religion”

Due to our commitment to collaborative scholarship, students from all fields with interdisciplinary interests in the study of religion and at all levels of graduate study are encouraged to submit paper proposals.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Subversion of Authority, Power and Hierarchy, Practice and Ritual, Conflict and Violence, History and Myth Making, Emotion and Healing, Textuality and Control, Space and Dominance, Gender and Identity.

Presentations should be approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length and will receive faculty responses.  In addition, every year respondents select the best graduate paper to receive the Leo F. Sandon Award, an endowed award named for the Religion Department's former chair. 

Proposals including an abstract of approximately 300 words, a list of key terms, and a one-page CV should be submitted by December 12, 2014 for review.  Final papers must be submitted by January 18, 2015.  Please send proposals to Beena Butool at <fsureligionsymposium@gmail.com>.


Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to hearing from you or your students and seeing you at the 2015 Graduate Student Symposium at Florida State University.

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