N.B. Light refreshments served (reception to follow).
Panelists will reflect on the following questions, with plenary discussion following: What, according to your experience and analysis, is the state of feminist studies in religion around the globe today? What critical and/or exciting issues that face transnational feminist organizing are addressed by your communities of struggle?
As the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, the oldest feminist academic journal in religious studies, so also the new FSRBook Series is interreligious in its subjects, transdisciplinary in its methods, and intersectional in its political analyses. In light of these goals, the panel will discuss FSRBook’s first publications: Congress of Wo/men: Religion, Gender, and Kyriarchal Power by E. Schüssler Fiorenza and Women, Religion, Revolution edited by X. Alvizo and G. Messina.
Panelists: Xochitl Alvizo, California State University, Northridge Maria Pilar Aquino, University of San Diego Namsoon Kang, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University Gina Messina, Ursuline College Fulata Moyo, World Council of Churches and Harvard University Nancy A. Pineda-Madrid, Boston College Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University
Tues. Nov. 21, 9:00-11:00 AM: Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (P21-129):
Presiding: Barbara Reid, Catholic Theological Union
Location: Sheraton Boston-Back Bay C (Second Level)
The title of this panel, “Pauline Landscapes,” refers to the complex spaces that are created by historical reconstruction, scholarly commentary, and theological interpretation of texts attributed to the apostle Paul. How scholars explicate the character of a “Pauline” text contributes to defining the image of the people who are its senders and receivers and the identity of its scholars and readers. The panel will explore as to how the commentary writers’ feminist perspectives and their processes of commentary writing has changed their understanding of the “Pauline” scholarly landscape.
Panelists: Alicia Batten, University of Waterloo Mary Anne Beavis, St. Thomas More College Annette Huizenga, University of Dubuque Cynthia Kittredge, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest Florence Gillman, University of San Diego Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University
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