Brown Bag Lunch Sessions:  Fall 2008

"The Cultural Politics of Scriptures"

  Thursdays 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

1017 North Dartmouth Ave.| Claremont Graduate University | (909) 607-9676

Thursday, September 11
Henry Krips, Professor of Cultural Studies and Department Chair, Claremont Graduate University
“The A, B, Z of the State of Exception:  Agamben, Butler, and Zizek"        

Thursday, September 25
Michelle M. Hamilton, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine
“Confessional Politics in the Iberian Dance of Death”

Thursday, October 9
Jane N. Iwamura, Assistant Professor of Religion and of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
"Gurus, Masters, and Lamas: Asian Religions in the Age of Virtual Orientalism"

Thursday, October 23
Lara Deeb, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Scripps College
“Emulating and/or Embodying the Ideal: The Gendering of Temporal Frameworks and Islamic Role Models in Shi'i Lebanon”

Thursday, November 6
Michelle Raheja, Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Riverside
"Sky Woman's Daughters:  Visual Registers of Native American Prophecy"

Thursday, December 4
Quynh-hoa Nguyen, Ph.D. Candidate, Religion, Claremont Graduate University
“Charity as Return: The Bible and Vietnamese Americans in Los Angeles”

Thursday, December 11
Katrina Van Heest, Ph.D. Candidate, Religion, Claremont Graduate University
“Grafting Dominance: Scriptural Logics and Their Afterlives”


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