Psychology, Culture & Religion Group
American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting 2009


Friday, Nov 6

PCR Pre-Sessions


2:00-4:00 pm
Palais des Congres-514A

Schisms: Exploring the Psycho-Social Dynamics
of Intra-Religious Conflicts in Three Communities

A. Gregory Schneider, Pacific Union College, Presiding


  • John McDargh, Boston College
  • David Bell, Georgia State University
  • Eileen Campbell-Reed, Luther Seminary
  • Jay Emerson Johnson, Pacific School of Religion

4:00-4:15 pm

Coffee Break

4:15-5:30 pm

Book Panel: Vampires, Desire, Girls, and God:
Twilight and the Spiritualities of Adolescent Girls

Lisa Cataldo, Fordham University, Presiding


Joyce Mercer, Virginia Theological Seminary


  • Kelly Bulkeley, Graduate Theological Union
  • Donna Freitas, Boston University

5:45-6:30 pm

Praxis Reflection:

Psychological and Religious Reflections
on the Twilight Book Series and Film

7:00- 9:30 p.m.
Location TBA

PCR Friday Dinner

It is our annual custom to go out to dinner together on Friday evening. We'll be at the Rubis Rouge Restaurant, 1008 rue Clark (corner Viger), 514-390-8828.

Graduate students are especially invited to join us; we'll even pay half your cost for dinner!

Saturday, Nov 7

PCR Pre-Sessions

9:00-11:30 am
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth-Bersimis

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Works in Progress

Come and share what you're thinking about/ working on these days. Open to all, including new scholars.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: PCR business meeting/elections


Saturday NOV 7


1:00 -3:30 pm
Palais des Congres-524A

100 Years of Psychoanalysis in North America

Hetty Zock, University of Groningen, Presiding

  • Philip Browning Helsel, Princeton University
    Beyond Perversion: The Religious Implications
    of Freud's Deconstruction of Homosexuality
  • Felicity Brock Kelcourse, Christian Theological Seminary
    Dangerous Dreams: Freud, Jung, and the Problem of God the Father (pdf only)
  • Pamela Cooper-White, Colombia Theological Seminary
    Freud, Jung, and Pastoral Psychotherapy: Uneasy Bedfellows
    (Or, "What's a Nice Freudian Like You Doing in a Counseling Modality
    Like This?")
  • Michael D. Oppenheim, Concordia University
    Of Meaning and Meetings in Psychoanalysis and Religion
  • Ann Gleig, Rice University
    The Return of the Repressed: Psychoanalysis as Spirituality

Monday Nov 9


1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Palais des Congres-510C

French Psychoanalytic Reflections on Religion and Culture

Kirk A. Bingaman, Fordham University, Presiding

  • Bonnie de Bruijn, University of Toronto
    Kristeva, Religion, and Revolt Culture
  • Elizabeth Welsh, Fuller Theological Seminary
    Confronting Abjection in Religion: Kristeva Speaks
  • Sharon Adams, University of Denver
    Return of the Divine Mother: Kristeva, Cixous, and Irigaray on the Recovery of the Lost Feminine
  • David Goodman, Azusa, CA
    From Individual Subject to Subjected Individual: Levinas and Egological Psychologies
  • Aron Dunlap, Temple University
    Lacan and Theology: Getting Past the Deadlocks of Post-Modernism