All sessions in 301 Philosophy
12.00 - 1.00: Lunch
1.00 - 3.00: Panel II
Boundary Crossings: Inter- and Intra-cultural consumption of Religious Traditions
Evgenia Fotiou, Ph.D. student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"From the Rrainforest to Cyberspace: Ayahuasca Shamanism and the Western Imagination"
Dr. Beatrix Mecsi, Post-doctoral research fellow,
University of London/University of Budapest (Art History)
"Consuming the First Zen Patriarch in Contemporary South Korea"
Shreena Gandhi, PhD candidate, University of Florida
"Biblical Asanas - Market Sacralization and Religious Commodification"
Professor Jack Hawley, Department of Religion, Barnard
3.00 - 3.15: Break
3.15 - 5.15: Panel III
Film, Imagery, and Ideology
Annie Blakeney-Glazer, PhD Candidate, University
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Religious Studies)
"The 1980s Action Hero and The Power Team: How Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rambo Reinvigorated Muscular Christianity"
Rosanne Morici, Doctoral student, Syracuse University
"Soviet Film and the Melodramatic Modes of Iconoclasm"
Bulbul Tiwari, PhD candidate, University of Chicago
(South Asian Languages and Civilizations)
"Is the Hindu Mythological Film Dead? A Quick Circumambulation of Indian Cinema"
Robert Barnett, Adjunct Professor, Contemporary Tibetan Studies, Columbia University, responding
5.15 - 5.30: Break
5.30 - 6.00: Closing Discussion
Laurel Kendall, Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections
at the American Museum of Natural History and Professor
of Anthropology at Columbia University
"Of Hungry Ghosts and other Matters of Consumption in the Republic of Korea"
6.00 - 7.00: Reception