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Plate Publishes Two Book Chapters on Religion, Culture and Film

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently published two book chapters at the intersections of religion, film and contemporary culture. The first, titled “Religion and Film: Making Movies, Making Worlds,” appears in Religion and Culture: Contemporary Practices and Perspectives, edited by Vincent Biondo and Richard Hecht, and published by Fortress Press. The volume is an anthology of essays that look at the religious practices, including topics of violence, gender, nature, the arts, sports and more. Plate’s contribution argues for the ways cinema construes particular frames of reality in ways akin to religious traditions.  More ...

Students in “Religion, Art, and Visual Culture” explore Islamic Art at the Harvard Art Museum.
Class Visits Boston Museums to Explore Religion and Art

Students in “Religion, Art, and Visual Culture” (cross-listed with Religious Studies and Art History) traveled to Boston for two days in April to explore works of art.

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Plate Presents Invited Lectures

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate presented invited lectures during March in Ithaca and Syracuse, N.Y., Louisville, Ky., and Richmond, Va.  More ...

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Plate-Edited Journal Receives Honor at the MLA

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate’s co-edited journal issue, "Keywords in Material Religion," was awarded an honorable mention for the Best Special Issue of the Year from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.  The 500+ member CELJ gives its annual awards at the Modern Language Association's annual meeting. This year it was held in Seattle.  More ...

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Plate Invited to Editorial Board of Leading Religious Studies Journal

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate will join the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Published by Oxford University Press, JAAR is one of the leading journals in the field of religious studies, and publishes articles by the top scholars from around the world.


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Brent Plate presents Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder with an AAR award.
Plate Presents Award to Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate presented the AAR Award in Religion and the Arts to Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Gary Snyder at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Nov. 18-22 in San Francisco.  More ...

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Plate Gives Keynote Address in Utrecht

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate delivered a keynote address to the Dutch Association for the Study of Religion for conference in early November. The association has met annually since 1947, and represents the social scientific and humanities-oriented study of religion across the Netherlands.  More ...

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Plate Publishes Journal Articles

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies, S. Brent Plate, recently published articles in the scholarly journals Religious Studies and Theology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Religion and New Theology Review. Both deal with relations between religion and media.  More ...

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Plate Named Sr. Editor of Oxford University Press Encyclopedia

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate was invited to serve as one of four senior editors to Oxford University Press’s reference work, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. Plate’s fellow co-editors come from the United States and Europe.  More ...

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Plate Featured on WAMC's Academic Minute

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on Friday, July 29, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. Plate’s topic explores the point at which art becomes blasphemy. Plate was last heard on the program in December 2010 when he discussed the persistence of myth.  More ...

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