Current Pagan Studies: Exploring the Plurality of Beliefs

Saturday & Sunday, January 14 & 15, 2006, Claremont Graduate University
Albrecht Auditorium, 10th & Dartmouth, Claremont, CA 91711

Call for Papers

Deadline for Proposals is 20 November 2005. Proposals should be less than 1,000 words and should consist of the main points of your thesis. Proposals should reflect a basic awareness of the literature in the field.

Papers should be no longer than 17 minutes to allow time for discussion. Please specify the section for which you want to be considered. Additional sessions will be considered if a strong topic is proposed.

Saturday January 14

Session 1: (9:00am - 10:30am)

Section A: Paganisms in Classical antiquity

Section B: Using chants and songs in Ritual

Section C: "Magic" on TV and in movies

Session 2: (10:45am - 12:15pm)


Section A: Christian and Pagan writers on Paganism and Christianity in antiquity

Section B: Able and differently able bodies in Ritual

Section C: Neo-pagans, Witches, Heathens, Wiccans, etc. in the courts of law

Session 3: (2:15pm - 3:45pm)

Section A: Wells, Walls, Caves and Mountains: Sacred sites for Pagans

Section B: Embodied spirituality in everyday life and in political activism

Section C: Leadership, temples, organization, charity - issues in contemporary U.S. neo-Paganism

Session 4: (4:00pm - 5:30pm)

Section A: History for the Future - the state of current journals, books, blogs, etc.

Section B: Theology and Embodiment

Section C: Ethics in present day Wiccan/Pagan/Heathen/Witchcraft communities

Sunday January 15
Session 5: (9:00am - 10:30am)

Section A: Plurality of forms in Earth-based culture/beliefs

Section B: Beyond the Celts - new Pagan music

Section C: Dianic Paganism

Session 6: (10:45am - 12:15pm)

Section A: ChristoPagans, Quagans, Atheist pagans, and other exotic hybrids

Section B: Liturgical forms in Neo-paganism

Section C: Men and the Goddess

Lunch (12:15pm - 1pm)

Keynote Address (1pm - 2pm)

Session 7: (2:15pm - 4:15pm) plenary


Pagan Art Show and Posters Session  -

Fees: Includes conference, coffee & pastries at Registration and lunch (2 days)
Claremont Consortium Students: $20, Students: $40, Others $50

Send paper proposals, registrations, questions to: Kahena Viale or snail mail to Kahena c/o School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, 831 N. Dartmouth, Claremont, CA 91711


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