4. Citing Smith (AAR Panel)

Remembering J.Z. Smith - A Career and its Consequence - Emily D. Crews

Kurtis R. Schaeffer [+-]
University of Virginia
Kurtis R. Schaeffer is the Frances Myers Ball Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia; focusing on the study of the Buddhist traditions of Tibet, his interests center on the literary history of life-writing, poetry, philosophy, and the cultural history of intellectuals.


Using two recent books that both cite and discuss the work of Jonathan Z. Smith—Aaron Gross’s The Question of the Animal and Religion and Donovan Schaefer’s Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, Power—Shaeffer explores how each author reads, and in effect reconstructs, Smith’s work, thereby posing not just the question of how we read Smith’s corpus but how his various readers create it and canonize it.

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Schaeffer, Kurtis. 4. Citing Smith (AAR Panel). Remembering J.Z. Smith - A Career and its Consequence. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781799697. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39817. Date accessed: 13 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39817. Oct 2020

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