In perusing the preliminary schedule for ASCH’s annual conference in San Diego, January 7-10, 2010, I came across a number of Mormon-themed presentations along with a host of other very interesting looking presentations:
The panel on Theologians, Preachers, and Prophets features a paper by Christopher Blythe, “Joseph Being Dead Yet Speaketh: The Ascension of a Martyred Prophet in Nineteenth-Century Mormonism.”
The panel, “Changing Attitudes Toward Women” features a paper by Quincy Newell, “Black Jane/Aunt Jane: Negotiating Race and Gender in the Nineteenth Century LDS Church.”
Finally, there is a whole panel entitled “Joseph Smith, Mormon Scripture, and Textual Criticism: A Roundtable on the Book of Commandments and Revelations” featuring Steve Harper, Dean Jessee, Jan Shipps and Grant Underwood with Stephen J. Stein commenting.
I haven’t checked the schedule for past conferences to compare, (maybe someone knows off the top of their head), but it seems like a good showing. Anyone planning on being there? Any thoughts on ASCH and Mormonism?