Special Issue Launch: “Religion and Material Texts in the Americas” (SoFCB Senior Symposium)

Date: 20 September 2021
Time: 1:00–2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom
Presented by: Sonia Hazard, Senior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography

Sonia Hazard, Senior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB), SoFCB Council member, and guest editor of a special issue of Material Religion on “Religion and Material Texts in the Americas,” is hosting a celebration and presentation of the issue, with Q&A, via Zoom on Monday, 20 September 2021, 1:00–2:45 PM EDT. The event is sponsored by the Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, the Center for the Study of Visual and Material Cultures of Religion, and the Florida State University Department of Religion. The special issue features work by SoFCB Fellows Martin Tsang and Steffi Dippold.

This celebration is free and open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. To participate, register here; the Zoom link will be sent to registrants via email shortly prior to the event.

Table of Contents for the special issue:

  • Sonia Hazard (guest editor): Introduction
  • Roxanne Korpan, “Scriptural Relations: Colonial Formations of Anishinaabemowin Bibles in Nineteenth-Century Canada”
  • Alexandra Kaloyanides, “Peering into Prisons, Gazing upon Graves: Early U.S. Missionary Media from Burma”
  • Emily Floyd, “The Word as Object in Colonial Spanish South America: Juan María de Guevara y Cantos’s Corona de la divinissima María (Lima, 1644)”
  • Martin Tsang, “Write into Being: The Production of the Self and Circulation of Ritual Knowledge in Afro-Cuban Religious Libretas”
  • “In Conversation” Roundtable on Archives and Religious Material Texts
  • Judith Weisenfeld, “An Archive of Religio-Racial Identity”
  • Kyle Roberts, “Mold as Marking”
  • Matthew P. Brown, “The Mood of the Room”
  • Steffi Dippold, “Deep Surfaces”