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Matthew Waggoner

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Department:Philosophy & Religion
Title:Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Religion
Background:B.A., Evangel University

M.A., Southwest Missouri State University

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Office:Aquinas, Room 226
Phone:(203) 752-8762
Email:mwaggoner@albertus.edu

Publications:Edited volumes

The Standpoint of Redemption: Adorno and Religion, editor (University of Illinois Press) forthcoming
Readings in the Theory of Religion: Map, Text, Body, editor (Routledge and Equinox, forthcoming in 2008)

Articles
˜Early American Pentecostalism: Race, Religion and the Politics of Anticipation™ in
The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion, Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.

˜Religion, Film, and the Noir Approach to Religious Studies: Remembering Gary Lease™, in Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, 2008

˜Religion and Culture™, in Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, 2007
“Irony, Embodiment, and the ˜Critical Attitude™: Saba Mahmood™s Critique of Secular Morality”, Culture and Religion, volume 6, number 2, July 2005

“Elements of Kierkegaard in Adorno”, Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, April 2005

“Adorno, Religious Radio, and the Limits of Historicism”, in Culture and Religion, February 2004

“The ˜Turn to Religion™”, in the bulletin (Council of Societies for the Study of Religion), February 2004

“Hitchcock, Kierkegaard, and the ˜Return of the Religious™”, in Critical Sense, 2003
Review Essays

George Bataille, The Absence of Myth, reviewed for Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, Fall 2007

Saba Mahmood, Politics of Piety, reviewed for Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, Fall 2007

Jeremy Carrette and Richard King, Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion,
reviewed for Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, Fall 2007
Gayatri Spivak, Death of a Discipline, reviewed for Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, April 2005

Eduardo Mendietta (ed.), The Frankfurt School on Religion, reviewed for Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, September 2006
Judith Butler, On Giving an Account of Oneself and Precarious Life, reviewed for
Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, September 2006

Tomoko Masuzawa, The Invention of World Religions, reviewed for the bulletin (Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, February 2006

Rene Girard, Violence and the Sacred, reviewed for Society of Biblical Literature, 1998
 

Matthew Waggoner