Please note that Hurricane Michael has affected the Elon campus and surrounding areas, many of which remain without power. We regret that, as a result, notification about paper proposals will be delayed.

Papers should ideally be oriented around a specific textual, visual, or material representation of the “religious body” in context while also drawing theoretical conclusions from the specificity of its geo-historical location and particular religious tradition. In this way, the symposium represents a project in particularism that nevertheless draws upon our shared understanding and experience of embodiment. Papers will be selected for their theoretical sophistication, scholarly quality, and thematic coherence with other papers in the symposium. Proposals should include a 150-word abstract, a 750-word description of the proposed paper’s argument and development, and a current CV. Inquiries should be addressed to CSRCS Director Brian K. Pennington at

Authors should submit abstracts by Sept. 15, 2018 using the form below.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by Oct. 15, 2018

Completed papers will be due no later than Dec. 31, 2018

Lodging and some meals during the symposium will be covered. Limited travel subventions may be available for some presenters upon application. Presenters must commit to circulating papers in advance of the conference with the understanding that select papers will be revised and submitted for publication as an edited volume or special issues of an appropriate journal.

  • 150 Words
  • 750 word description