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Call for Proposals

This Section welcomes individual paper, papers session, and roundtable proposals from the wide scope of Judaism, Jews, and Judaic studies — from late antiquity to the present. We are particularly interested in the following topics:

  • Judaism, just war theory, and peacemaking

  • Jewish ecology and environmentalism

  • Haredi Judaism, textual, or cultural studies

  • Jewish humor

  • Jews/Judaism and violence

  • Judaism and slavery

  • Judaism and animals

  • Judaism and aesthetics

  • Jews/Judaism and queer theory

Mission

The goal of this Section is to develop and expand the relationship between the study of Judaism and the broader study of religion. We work to meet this goal in three primary ways:

  • Methodologically

  • Topically

  • By cosponsorship with other Program Units

First, this Section engages in active conversation with the methodologies common to the study of religion by exploring the historical, social, aesthetic, and political aspects of Jewish religion in its various contexts. All the while, we challenge methodologies in place at the AAR and offer new approaches to the study of religion through our focus on textual studies and the engagement between texts/doctrines and other aspects of religious culture. Second, we wrestle with topics of concern to the community of religious scholars in general, including community and commitment, gender, and the intersection between religion and politics. Finally, we actively pursue cosponsorship with other AAR Program Units. Recently, we have worked with the Study of Islam Section, the Mysticism Group, the Theology and Continental Philosophy Group, and several SBL Sections. In the future, we look forward to continuing to work with various AAR — and whenever possible, SBL — Program Units.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee members.

Questions?

Sarah Imhoff
Indiana University
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Shaul Magid
Indiana University
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Method of Submission

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