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René Girard

Literary critic, historian and anthropologist, discoverer of the mimetic theory
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Michel Serres
"Ego Credo": About Faith, Hope, and Charity.
Keynote Address

Michel has taught at a number of institutions in France, including the Sorbonne. He was elected to l'Académie Francaise in 1990. He has been a visiting faculty member of Stanford University since 1984, teaching there usually in the spring quarter. A former sailor, then a mathematician, his reflection on his experiences and observations turned him to philosophy, where he has made outstanding contributions. More about Serres.



Mark Anspach

On Scapegoats and Other Animals in Leviticus
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An American anthropologist and social theorist based in Europe, Mark Anspach has been affiliated for the past twenty years with the Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée at the École Polytechnique in Paris. After graduating from Harvard with a B.A. in Social Studies in 1981, he went on to earn a doctoral degree in anthropology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) in 1988 and a Ph.D. in French at Stanford in 1991. More about Anspach.



Ann W. Astell

Flowers and Skulls: Georgia O'Keeffe and René Girard on the Origins of Art
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Ann is Professor of English at Purdue University, where she also serves as Chair of Medieval Studies. Her latest book, Joan of Arc and Sacrificial Authorship (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003), employs the mimetic theory of René Girard.



Ludovic Aubin

Abstract
Mimetic Theory, Ecoliteracy and Mindfulness: Interweaving the work of René Girard, Fritjof Capra and Francisco Varela
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Ludovic is in his 2nd year of his doctoral degree at the Institut d'Etudes du Développement Economique et Social (IEDES) at ParisI-Panthéon-Sorbonne University. After having worked in Brazil in favelas (shantytowns), he began to study the numerous obstacles (cognitive, sociological and anthropological) that prevent the implementation of a sustainable development in such areas. In other words, it led him to explore the difficulties to live together, in peace and René Girard's work helped him a lot in this task.



Gil Bailie
Abstract
The Cradle of Civilization
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Andrew Bartlett

Abstract
The Planet Earth as Scene, not Scapegoat: Reflections on Mimetic Theory and Film Images of Nuclear Bombs Exploding
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Andrew Bartlett grew up in eastern Canada and studied English literature at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia), and York University (Ph.D. 1994) in Toronto. More about Andrew.



Tony Bartlett

Abstract
Heidegger, Nature & Sophia-Poiesis
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Tony was born 1946 in Epping, England, brought up in Gloucester, the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth. Joined Novitiate of Claretian Missionaries in 1964. Studied philosophy at Jesuit Pontifical Athanaeum, Heythrop, Oxfordshire, theology at London University and Lateran College, Rome. More about Tony.



Colin J. Campbell
Abstract
Nature, The Sacred and Violence in Bataille and Adorno-Horkheimer
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Colin is in the fourth year of his doctoral degree at York University in Toronto, under the auspices of York's graduate programme in social and political thought. He recently settled on his dissertation topic, which is the intersection between political theory (Plato, Hobbes and Rousseau) and theories of sacrificial logic and scapegoating (Georges Bataille, T.W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, and René Girard).



Eric Carlson

Abstract
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Eric is currently working on his dissertation in medieval literature in the English department at Purdue University. Focusing on Old English and Old Norse texts from an anthropological viewpoint, Eric's dissertation is an attempt to reconcile the biological and cultural motivations for both warfare and altruism as depicted in medieval literature. More about Eric.



David Chavalarias
Abstract
Metareflexive Mimetism: The prisoner free of the dilemma


David is a PhD student at the Center for Research in Applied Epistemology (CREA - Ecole Polytechnique, Paris). After studies in mathematics and computer sciences at the Ecole Normale Superieure, he started some researches in social cognition and evolution of social systems. More about David.



Robert J. Daly, S.J.

Abstract
Biblical, Modern, and Post-Modern/Post-Christian Views of Nature, Human Nature and Mimetic Theory
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Robert is professor emeritus of theology at Boston College where he has taught since completing his doctorate in Würzburg, Germany in 1972. More about Robert.



Ian Dennis

Abstract
“‘Twas nature gnaw’d them to this resolution”: Byron’s Poetry and Mimetic Desire
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Ian is an Associate Professor in English at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of the Girardian study Nationalism and Desire in Early Historical Fiction (1997) and has published on Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper and other Romantic novelists. His more recent work is on the Mimetic Theory and Lord Byron; a book, Lord Byron and the History of Desire, is nearing completion. He is also a novelist with four published titles; the most recent is The Emperor's Assassin (2003), co-authored under the pseudonym "T. F. Banks".



Paul Dumouchel

Abstract
From Scapegoat to God
Nature and Mimetic Theory
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Paul is Professor of Philosophy at the Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada) and Professor in the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences (Kyoto, Japan). He is author of EMOTIONS ESSAI SUR LE CORPS ET LE SOCIAL (Paris, 1995), and co-author with Jean-Pierre Dupuy of L'ENFER DES CHOSES, RENÉ GIRARD ET LA LOGIQUE DE L'ÉCONOMIE (Paris, 1979) He also edited VIOLENCE AND TRUTH (1988) a collective work on René Girard and COMPRENDRE POUR AGIR: VIOLENCES VICTIMES ET VENGEANCE (2001). Paul Dumouchel he has published more than twenty articles on various aspects of mimetic theory.



Jean-Pierre Dupuy

http://www.stanford.edu/dept/fren-ital/faculty/dupuy.html
Nature and Mimetic Theory
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Professor Jean-Pierre Dupuy is a Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the École Polytechnique, Paris. He is the Director of research at the C.N.R.S. (Philosophy) and the Director of C.R.E.A. (Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée), the philosophical research group of the École Polytechnique, which he founded in 1982. At Stanford University, he is a researcher at the Study of Language and Information (C.S.L.I.) Professor Dupuy is by courtesy a Professor of Political Science.



Joyce Begay-Foss

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Joyce (Navajo), Director of Education, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is known both for her own artistry in traditional Navajo textiles and clothing, and for her teaching. Begay-Foss works with local Native-American communities, where she is helping to revive and introduce traditional vertical loom weaving among her students. She has taught with the Santa Fe Public School Indian Education program, Poeh Center (Pojoaque Pueblo) and with school groups visiting the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. She is also an expert in the use of natural dyes and techniques common to both Native American and Hispanic traditional cultures.



Eric Gans

http://www.french.ucla.edu/faculty/gans/index.html
Antisemitism from a Judeocentric Perspective.
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Gans was born in Bronx, New York, August 21, 1941. He graduated Bronx High School of Science in 1957. Other degress that he earned are: BA at the French, Columbia College, 1960 (summa cum laude), MA in Romance Languages, Johns Hopkins University, 1961, and a Ph D at Johns Hopkins University, 1966 (with distinction).



Scott Garrels

Abstract
Imitation, Mirror Neurons, & Mimetic Desire: Convergent Support for the Work of Rene Girard (Full Text)
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Scott is in the last year of his doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. His dissertation was on divergent thinking and abstract problem solving in children and adults with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. More about Scott.



Sandor Goodhart

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Patrick Imbert

Abstract
The construction of the exterior by discourse and its mimetic aims Patrick Imbert, University of Ottawa
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Bill Johnsen

Abstract
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William A. Johnsen is Professor of English at Michigan State University and a member of the Advisory Board to COV&R. Violence and Modernism. Ibsen, Joyce, and Woolf was published in 2003.



Allen Johnson
Abstract
The Modern Ecological Crisis: Nature as Theater and Fuel for the Mimetic Frenzy
Contagion in the Phenomena of Holy Laughter, the Slaying in the Spirit, the Festal Shout, and Worship Dance: A Good Mimesis?
Sport Hunting as Ritual
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Allen was born in Pickstown, South Dakota, in 1948. Childhood in Indiana and Maryland. Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1970, Manchester College (Indiana). Married Debora Brodrick in 1971. West Virginia resident since 1973. Four sons, ages 28, 25, 23, 18. More about Allen.



Britton Johnston
How to End Abortion Without Casting It Out An Attempt to Apply Mimetic Theory in Response to Bernadette Waterman-Ward
Notes in Response to Gil Bailie on The Cradle of Civilization

Britton W. (Britt) Johnston is the Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe. http://www.cybermesa.com/~britton
http://www.santafepresbytery.org/SFWestminster



Martin Kevorkian

Abstract
Reading the Bloody “Face of Nature”: The Persecution of Religion in Hawthorne’s Marble Faun
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Martin is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 1990, and his PhD from UCLA in 2000. More about Martin.


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