Moderator: Margaret Pfeil is on the staff of the Center for Social Concerns at Notre dame University. She specializes in Catholic social thought and the development of moral doctrine.
Speakers: Anne McTaggart, University of Alberta, Canada, Shame, Guilt, and Mimetic Theory; Vanessa Avery-Wall, Hartford Seminary, USA, The Jewish Vaccine against Mimetic Desire: A Girardian Exploration of a Sabbath Ritual; and Pasquale Morabito, Messina University, Italy, St. George and the Dragon: Cult, Culture, and the Foundation of the City
Raymund Schwager, S.J., was one of the founders of COV&R and its first president. He was a long-time friend and dialogue partner of René Girard. The essay contest that honors his memory is open to graduate students. Their essays must reflect an engagement with mimetic theory. The three winners share a monetary prize and present their essays at a plenary session of the conference.
This event took place as part of the "2010 Colloquium on Violence & Religion - Transforming Violence: Cult, Culture and Acculturation"
At the COV&R conference, scholars from a wide range of disciplines explore questions about violence and their impacts on daily life. What sort of artistic, expressive forms and cultural formations result from the experience of violence?
Recorded Thursday, July 01, 2010 at University of Notre Dame - McKenna Hall Auditorium.