Religion and Sexual Revolutions Conference Schedule

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics
May 9, 2014

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks, Emily Johnson

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Panel I: Religion and Sexual Revolutions in the 19th Century
Respondent: Leigh Eric Schmidt 

Shari Rabin (Yale University, RLST), “‘I Prefer Choice Myself: Everyday Life and Jewish Sexuality in the Nineteenth Century”
Suzanna Krivulskaya (Washington University in St. Louis, HIST), “‘Love Cannot Find Them’: Disappearing Ministers and Sensational Scandals in Late Nineteenth-Century America”
Paul Putz (Baylor University, HIST), “’Endless Miseries, Ruined Lives, and Social Disasters’: Marrying Parsons and Sexual Revolution in the Progressive Era”

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Panel II: National and Transnational Regulation and Panic
Respondent: Rebecca L. Davis

Adina Johnson (Baylor University, HIST), “‘Exploitation of Our Young American Womanhood on the Grounds of Patriotism’: Protestant Responses to Cultural Changes on the Home Front During World War II”
Eva Payne (Harvard University, AMST), “A Worldwide Threat: ‘Problems of Sex’ at the 1926 World’s YMCA Conference”
Karen E. Smyth (Saint Louis University, AMST), “Hope for the Future of Nations: GLBTQ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1995 – 2014”

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Break

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Panel III – Religion, Sexuality and Sacred Space, 1960s–1980s
Respondent: Laurie Maffly-Kipp

Mary McGuire (University of California, Santa Barbara, History of Art and Architecture), “Soul Competency and Sexual Liberation at the Judson Memorial Church”
Gregg Drinkwater (University of Colorado Boulder, HIST), “Building Queer Judaism: Liturgy, Ritual, and Sexuality at San Francisco’s Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 1977–1992”
Nicholas Mendoza (Harvard), “Liberating the World through Gay Sex Magic: Reconstructing the Logic of Purusha Larkin’s The Divine Androgyne”

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Break

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. – Panel IV: Regulating Sexuality and Gender in Modern Media
Respondent: R. Marie Griffith

Brett Krutzsch (Temple University, RLST), “Making a Gay Death Matter: The ‘Martyrdom’ of Matthew Shepard”
Elizabeth F. Dolfi (Columbia University, RLST), “Christian Domestic Discipline: Contemporary Evangelical Sexual Cultures and Complementarianism’s Queer Echo”
Brad L. Stoddard (Florida State University, RLST), “The Quest for Authentic Manhood: Rethinking Gender, Religion, and Public Policy”

4:45 – 5:30 p.m. – Break

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Keynote Lecture in Umrath Lounge
Rebecca L. Davis (University of Delaware)
“Religion, Marriage, and Sexual Counterrevolutions”