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2014 Religion and Film
Journal of Religion and Film

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Proposals Accepted for the 2014 International Conference on Religion & Film

(The final list of presentations and the schedule of presentations will be available soon.)


Thomism and Grace in The Way Way Back

Olaolluwatoni Alimi
Yale University

Cinema of Light: Creative Prayer in The Passion of Joan of Arc, Heart of Glass, and The Sacrifice

 Zacharia Allen Buck
University of California, Santa Cruz

'When the Truth is Found to be Lies’: Revelation, Concealment, and Interpretation in Film and Film Criticism

Dereck Daschke
Truman State University

Using the Tibetan Book of the Dead to Interpret Jacob’s Ladder

Brady De Santi
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Screening the Tibetan Book of the Dead: Liberation through Seeing

Paul B. Donnelly
Northern Arizona University

A Certain Tendency in Religion and Film:  Gnosticism

Crystal Downing
Messiah College

Bollywood and the Sacred:  Questions and Approaches

Kathleen M. Erndl
Florida State University

Parable and Reciprocity: Reflections on the Films of Frederick Wiseman

Alyda Faber
Atlantic School of Theology

The Existential Anguish of Judaism in Kieslowski’s Decalogue

Pam Fox
San Diego State University

Black Bus: Documenting Loneliness, Love and Longing

Anat Gilboa
Shusterman Visiting Israel Professor
at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Mask as Material Transcendence in Sembene’s La Noire de….

M. Gail Hammer
Syracuse University

Violence, Grace, and the Essential Self in American Cinema: Boogie Nights, Pulp Fiction, and Flannery O’Connor

Micajah Henley
University of Mississippi

Buddhism as Film Theory, Film as Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging the Work of Francisca Cho and Kim Ki Duk

Zoe Kelly-Nacht
Boston University

All About Love.  40 Years of Almodóvar’s Cinema: A Religious-Theological Appraisal

Stefanie Knauss
Villanova University

Contemporary Film Adaptations of the Oxherding Pictures and the Globalization of Buddhist Culture

Marwood Larson-Harris
Roanoke College

Cinematic Liturgy:  Functional Uses of Prayers and Hymns in a Century of Hollywood Films

Terry Lindvall
Virginia Wesleyan College
Benson Fraser
Regent University

The Importance of Ethics in Post Khatami Iranian Cinema

Banafsheh Madaninejad
Southwestern University

Crying Out For Justice

Irena Makarushka
Towson University

Eucharistic Imagery in Film: Two Patterns of Usage

Caesar A. Montevecchio
Mercyhurst University

Can Christian Film Festivals Survive Into the 21st Century?

Andrew Quicke
Regent University          
Rick Negron
Palm Beach Atlantic University

This Legacy of Faith: A Deleuzian reading of Mormon memory in film

Dai Newman
Syracuse University

Imagining the Real Image of Islam: Nacer Khemir’s Desert Trilogy

Kristian Petersen
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Understanding the Role Media Plays in the Study of Religion: How Islam is Portrayed in Film

Rubina Ramji
Cape Breton University

Découpage and the Study of Religion and Film: The Example of Koyaanisqatsi

Samuel J. Umland
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Screening Belief: The Life of Pi, Computer Generated Imagery, and Visual Imagination

Rachel Wagner
Ithaca College

Islam in Majid Majidi Movies

Bilal Yorulmaz
Marmara University