Re-Envisioning Religious Studies As A Global Discipline – A Pre-AAR Symposium

When?  Nov. 15-16 Where?  University of Denver, Sturm Hall 266. Map Register here.   Registration is free, but limited to a maximum of 80 people. List of hotels that offer a discount for guests attending events at the University of Denver.  Just ask for the “DU Rate”. The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory and the Department of Religious […]


Review – Power After Biopower, Or The Colonizing Of Perception (Adam Loch)

Massumi, Brian.  Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception.  Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2015.  Hardcover, Paperback, E-book, ix + 320 pages. A veritable articulation of power after (and operating alongside) Foucault’s biopower, Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception offers a framework and conceptual tools for navigating the post-9/11 reality of the “war […]


Review – Donovan Schaefer’s Call For a Materialist Turn In Religious Theory (Jonathan Russell)

Schaefer, Donovan O.  Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power.  Durham NC:  Duke University Press, 2015.  ISBN 10: 978-0-8223-5982-1, 10: 978-0-8223-5990-6.  Hardback, paperback, e-book.  304 pages. Donovan O. Schaefer’s Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power is at once a whirlwind introduction to the relevance the fields affect theory, critical animal studies, and evolutionary biology have for […]