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Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture

Volume 1 (1994) through current issue

Contagion is the official journal of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion, and international association of scholars who draw inspiration from René Girard's mimetic hypothesis on the relationship between violence and religion the genesis and maintenance of culture. This journal attracts essays by contributors from the fields of conflict resolution; theology, Biblical, Hebrew, and Islamic studies; social and biological science; feminism; literary studies in both classical and modern languages; polite and popular culture; art and music; film studies; philosophy; economics, psychology; ecology; pedagogy and educational theory; and rhetoric.

Published by: Michigan State University Press

Current Issue: Volume 22, 2015

Volume 22, 2015

Volume 21, 2014

Volume 20, 2013

Volume 19, 2012

Volume 18, 2011

Volume 17, 2010

Volume 15/16, 2008-2009

Issue 14, 2007

Issue 12-13, 2005-2006

Volume 11, Spring 2004

Volume 10, Spring 2003

Volume 9, Spring 2002

Volume 8, Spring 2001

Volume 7, Spring 2000

Volume 6, Spring 1999

Volume 5, Spring 1998

Volume 4, Spring 1997

Volume 3, Spring 1996

Volume 2, Spring 1995

Volume 1, Spring 1994

E-ISSN: 1930-1200
Print ISSN: 1075-7201

Editorial Board

Volume 15/16, 2008-2009


William A. Johnsen
Department of English
Michigan State University
113B Morrill Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
TEL (517) 432-3375
EMAIL johnsen@msu.edu

Advisory Editors

René Girard, Stanford University
Andrew McKenna, Loyola University of Chicago
Raymund Schwager, University of Innsbruck
James Williams, Syracuse University

Editorial Assistant

Anna Feuerstein

MSU Press Journals Production

Managing Editor

Margot Landa Kielhorn

Production Editor

Teal Amthor-Shaffer


Sharp Des!gns, Inc.

Student Assistants

Laura Mitchell
Alyssa Tigue

Editorial Board

Rebecca Adams, Independent Scholar
Mark Anspach, École Polytechnique, Paris
Ann Astell, University of Notre Dame
Cesáreo Bandera, University of North Carolina
Maria Stella Barberi, Università di Messina
Diana Culbertson, Kent State University
Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Stanford University, École Polytechnique
Paul Dumouchel, Ritsumeikan University
Giuseppe Fornari, Università degli studi di Bergamo
Eric Gans, University of California, Los Angeles
Sandor Goodhardt, Purdue University
Robert Hamerton-Kelly, Stanford University
Hans Jensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Shaw Divinity School
Michael Kirwan, SJ, Heythrop College, University of London
Paisley Livingston, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Charles Mabee, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit
Józef Niewiadomski, Universität Innsbruck
Wolfgang Palaver, Universität Innsbruck
Martha Reineke, University of Northern Iowa
Tobin Siebers, University of Michigan
Thee Smith, Emory University
Mark Wallace, Swarthmore College
Eugene Webb, University of Washington

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