#AARSBL17: Skin in the Game–Racing the Stakes of Student-Scholarship

This weekend, Dr. Richard Newton will be at the annual meetings of the North American Association for the Study of Religion, the American Academy of Religion, and the Society of Biblical Literature to share some of his work on pedagogy. Whether you're there physically or keeping up from afar, we'll bring you updates from the field here at Sowing the … Continue reading #AARSBL17: Skin in the Game–Racing the Stakes of Student-Scholarship

Where are They Now? Hannah Ciocco

A College Student with a Case of Museum Wanderlust

As a History Major with a minor in Art History and Religious Studies, Elizabethtown College student Hannah Ciocco has found a way to create a project that combined all her interests over the summer. We talk to Hannah about her project and where she is going with it.  Describe the genesis of the project. How … Continue reading Where are They Now? Hannah Ciocco

9 to 5 and the Male Gaze

As a self-identified feminist, I felt a lot of dissonance about liking movies that treat women in a way that I do not agree with at all. It was disappointing to realize the whole entertainment industry, which often is described as the most liberal industry is sexist just like society as a whole. However, I immediately thought of one movie that was different - 9 to 5.  

Visual Pleasure in Mad Max: Fury Road

In this series, "The Textures of Sexuality,” we have undergraduate students from two schools considering how the body is implicated in the storytelling devices used in popular media. Baker University student Mary Tusten looks at how Mad Max: Fury Road defies phallocentrism seen in most movies and challenges us to think about why we should start … Continue reading Visual Pleasure in Mad Max: Fury Road

Making Masculinity: Reflections on Hoover and Coates’ Does God Make the Man: Media, Religion, and Gendered Identity.

In this series, "The Textures of Sexuality," we have undergraduate students from two schools considering how the body is implicated in the storytelling devices used in popular media. Elizabethtown College student Chandler McLaren also considers Stewart M. Hoover and Curtis D. Coats'  Does God Make the Man: Media, Religion, and the Crisis of Masculinity, (New York: New York University … Continue reading Making Masculinity: Reflections on Hoover and Coates’ Does God Make the Man: Media, Religion, and Gendered Identity.