Saturday, May 3, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Journal of interest

Scholars who work on intersections among constructions of disability, monstrosity, and religion may be interested in the venue below.

Rebecca Raphael

GOLEM: Journal of Religion and Monsters is a new, peer-reviewed, indexed, online journal that seeks to provide a space for thinking critically about monsters in the context of religion as culture. GOLEM wishes to act as a catalyst for new approaches to the subject, with topics as varied as ontology, class, gender, race, ethnicity, nationalism, cosmology, disability, ecology, family, natality, post-humanism, science and technology. We welcome scholarly submissions using a variety of methodologies and focusing on religion and monsters from antiquity to the present day. GOLEM maintains a commitment to advanced academic research as well as to the work of promising students, whose scholarship is featured in a special GREMLIN section in each issue.

EDITORIAL BOARD: Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University ­ Senior Editor) Frances Flannery-Dailey (James Madison University ­ GOLEM Founding Editor) Timothy Beal (Case Western Reserve University); Beverly Bow (Cleveland State University); Rebecca Raphael (Texas State University); Paul B. Thomas (Rockhurst University); Rachel Wagner (Ithaca College);


§ Gavin Van Horn and Lucas Johnston, Evolutionary Controversy and a Side of Pasta: The Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Subversive Function of Religious Parody

§ Paul B. Thomas, Smiting Goliath: Giants as Monsters in the Ancient Near East

§ Douglas E. Cowan, Do I Look Like Someone Who Cares What God Thinks?" Rethinking the Relationship between Religion and Cinema Horror

§ Nathan Shinn, Boundaries Between Wild and Civilized Humans in Near Eastern and Biblical Mythology