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Dr. Rebecca Adams
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God, Mimesis & Nature

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Jeremiah L. Alberg

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Rousseau's State of Nature and the Scandal of Scripture
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Jeremiah is director of the Philosophy Program at State University of West Georgia (Carrollton). He is presently working on a book that interprets Rousseau's thought by means of the concept of scandal. He also participates in an international project exploring violence sponsored by the Center for European Integration (Bonn, Germany).


Sonja Bardelang

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Charles Bellinger

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Dr. Christina Biava

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Human Nature and Language: Sociolinguistic Theory and Mimetic Theory Connect
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Christina, originally from a small town in central Illinois, received her Ph.D. in applied and theoretical linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991. Since then, she has taught linguistics and coordinated the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. More about Christina.


Annie Lise Clément

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Dennis Costa

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Dennis teaches Comparative Literature and chairs the department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Boston University. He works primarily with late medieval and Renaissance texts, focusing on intersections therein between literary values and philosophical and theological ideas. More about Dennis.


Stephen Gardner

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Larry N. George

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Human Nature and Pharmacotic War: Neurobiological and Anthropological Dimensions of Sacrificial Political Violence
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Larry N. George (Ph.D. Princeton, 1987) is Professor of Political Science at the California State University, Long Beach, where he has also served as Director of the International Studies Program. His training is in classical and modern political theory, with special attention to questions of international relations. More about Larry.


Michael Hardin

"Ecospirituality"
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Michael Hardin is a free lance marketing expert, a musician and troubador of mimetic theory and has published numerous articles on mimetic theory and Christian theology. He is the senior writer for the website www.preachingpeace.org, a Girardian oriented website for Christian clergy.


Justin A. Jackson

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I have recently completed my Ph.D. in English (medieval languages and literature) at Purdue University. I have accepted a position as Assistant Professor of English at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale Michigan and will begin in the Fall. My work focuses primarily on medieval biblical literature as both a part of biblical exegetical tradition and as a continuation of Scripture's project. In this way, I argue, medieval biblical narrative does not speak about violence in the Bible; it speaks from the violent mechanism both performed in and rejected by the Bible. Thus medieval biblical narrative has the potential to perform its own careful biblical reading of biblical source texts.


Stephen Morris

The Dynamics of Conversion: Mimetic Theory in Dialogue with Lonnie Athens
The Nature of Mimetic Desire: Interdividuation as Phantom Community
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Stephen Morris is completing his Masters of Divinity at Regis College, at the
Toronto School of Theology. He is currently working on his master thesis which
is bringing Mimetic Theory into conversation with Systematic Theology. This
month he is also presenting a paper in Dublin at the Irish School of Ecumenics
exploring the genesis of the first crusade and the sermons of Pope Urban II
from the perspective of Mimetic Theory.

Stephen is presently discerning a vocation into the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.


Michael A. Popich

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Allen Redmon

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Kathryn J. Reeves

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Frank Richardson and Kathryn Frost

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Mimetic Scapegoat Theory and Contemporary Communitarian Thought: Toward a Conversation
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Frank is professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin. His early research focused on cognitive-behavioral approaches to the treatment of stress and anxiety. For two decades his scholarly interests have centered on the philosophy of social science and various topics in theoretical and philosophical psychology. More about Frank.

Kathryn Frost is adjunct assistant professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research centers the social psychological and cross-cultural study of moral values, life aspirations, and psychological well-being. She conducts workshops on teacher training, moral values and value conflicts with university students, and issues of cultural pluralism for organizations. She was a Senior Fulbright Scholar and Researcher in psychology at the University of Bucharest in Bucharest, Romania in 1998-1999 and 1999-2000.


Wim van der Roest

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Wim
will not be presenting at the conference; these papers are available for
general interest.

Wim was born in 1948, in a little village in the Netherlands, I grew up in the capital of the country: Amsterdam. At the moment, I am living with a girlfriend in the so-called 'green heart' of Holland in a nice little town called Zevenhoven and have one son of 28. More about Wim.


Dr. Thomas Ryba

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Lucien Scubla

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From Kinship to Kingship: mimetic theory as the missing dynamics for structural anthropology
The Christianity of Rene' Girard and the Nature of Religion
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Julia W. Shinnick, Ph.D.

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Song and the Esthetics of Sacrifice: Nature, the Divine, and the Mimetic Theory in the Troubadour and Trouvère Repertoire
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Visiting Assistant Professor (2001-2005) at the University of Louisville, Dr. Julia Wingo Shinnick (Ph.D., historical musicology, The University of Texas at Austin) also holds master’s degrees in both music (M.M.) and English literature (M.A.) and serves as treasurer and as a member of the advisory board of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R). More about Julia.


Rafaella Trigona
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Creative Imitation The real of imaginary and the imaginary of real


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