FSR at AAR/SBL 2016!
We want to see you at the joint meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) in San Antonio, Texas!
Come and join us at the following events:
- Fri. Nov. 18, 8:30-10:30pm: Feminist Studies in Religion Reception (P18-408: Marriott Rivercenter-Conference Room 12 [3rd Level], N.B. there will be a cash-bar and light snacks will be served)
- FSR Press will hold its inaugural book launch. Come see the exciting new scholarship being published by Feminist Studies in Religion, Inc.!
- Mon. Nov. 21, 9-11:30am: JFSR Panel (P21-137): Feminist Knowledge and Publishing, Kate Ott, Drew University, Presiding [Room 225B (2nd Level-East) – Convention Center (CC)]
- Join us for celebration and discussion around the launching of JFSR’s new book series, Feminist Studies in Religion Books. Hear from the editorial board, discuss issues in feminist publishing, meet with an editor about your project.
- Tues. Nov. 22, 9-11:30am: JFSR Panel (P22-129): Sacred Scriptures and Violence Against Wo/men, Elisabeth Schüssler-Fiorenza, Harvard University, Presiding [Room 007B (River Level) – Convention Center (CC)]
- The Sacred Scriptures of world religions inscribe not only violence against wo/men and the culture of feminine subordination but also values of self-affirmation, justice, and well-being. Feminist scholars in religion are well versed in analyzing and interpreting sacred texts in critical, historical, literary, religious and cultural terms. However, they have less focused on developing methods of religious consciousness-raising and empowerment. Such methods seek to enable religious wo/men who have experienced violence and abuse to critically name the rhetoric of violence inscribed in sacred texts and at the same time to identify resources for resisting the culture of feminine subordination, objectification, and dehumanization that have also potential to lead towards healing. The panel will continue our conversation, across religious interpretive boundaries and focus on pedagogies that foster wo/men’s religious agency and the ability to resist and reject violence and subordination on religious grounds.
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University, Presiding (10 min)
Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Fordham University, Panelist (15 min)
Fulata Moyo, Harvard Divinity School, Panelist (15 min)
Andrea C. White, Union Theological Seminary, Panelist (15 min)
Break (5 min)
Zilka Spahic Siljak, Stanford University, Panelist (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)