Unravelling Religion 4: Bodies and Objects

May 12-13 2017
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Donald Gordon Conference Centre

There is no fee for conference presenters. Other attendees are invited to inquire about conference registration and fees by e-mailing unravellingreligion@gmail.com.

A digital version of the full program is now available.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Donovan Schaefer, University of Oxford

Donovan Schaefer is a departmental lecturer in science and religion at the University of Oxford. He earned his B.A. in the Interdisciplinary Religion, Literature, and the Arts program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His master’s and doctoral degrees are from Syracuse University in New York. After completing his doctorate, he held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Haverford College. His research focuses on the role of embodiment – especially embodied emotion – in religion and contemporary (post)secularism. His first book, Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power (Duke 2015) challenges the notion that religion is inextricably linked to language and belief, proposing instead that it is primarily driven by affects. His current project explores the intersection between New Materialism, science, and secularism.

This conference is generously funded by Queen’s University School of Religion http://www.queensu.ca/religion