MLA 2017: The Forms of American Religion

full name / name of organization: 
Wilson Brissett, Air Force Academy

What forms does religion take in the United States? I am assembling for MLA 2017 a panel of papers that take a formal approach to the study of American religions. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to, the influence of literary, cultural, political, or economic forms on theologies, practices, or spiritualities. Studies that focus on topics like race, gender, modernity, and secularism are welcome, and papers can be located in any time period or region. Ideally, the panel will include papers on Christian and other religions in the United States.

Please submit a 150-200 word proposal and a brief CV to Wilson Brissett ( by 15 March 2016.