CFP: The Mormon Studies Group at the 2013 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Nov. 23-26, 2013

Submission deadline for the November 23-26, 2013 meeting in Baltimore, MD is March 1, 2013.

Call for Proposals

Proposals for individuals papers or full sessions are solicited on the following topics:

    • Representations and performances of Mormonism in popular culture
    • Mormon rituals and practices
    • Mormonism among Christian theologies
    • Conversion in comparative perspective
    • Mormonism and the state
    • Mormonism and the life cycle


This Group will examine the range of topics, disciplines, and methodologies that can be brought into dialogue with Mormonism as studied in an academic environment. It is interested in exploring strategies for teaching about Mormonism, both as the main focus of a class or as a unit within a survey course. It seeks to identify the best resources available for teaching and understanding the tradition and provide encouragement for scholars to fill gaps in what is currently available. The Group encourages significant comparative studies and interdisciplinary cross-fertilization and hopes to explore intersections between Mormonism and ethics, theology, philosophy, ecclesiology, missiology, spirituality, arts and literature, sociology, scripture, and liberation studies.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs and Steering Committee members at all times.


Quincy Newell
University of Wyoming

See here for the announcement at the AAR site.

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