Call for papers
for the first CPASE conference “Theorizing Experience < > Experiencing Theory” to be held at the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic, Friday 15th – Sunday 17th November 2013.
We cordially invite both CPASE-members and other interested scholars to submit an abstract for our conference. Reflecting the concerns above and our emphasis on the neglected areas of Europe, we welcome submissions that may relate to any of the following topics:
A) Theoretical approaches: building new theory and applying existing theory drawn from a range of disciplines to the study of contemporary paganisms, spiritualities and magical practices.
B) Reflexivity: acknowledging the forces that influence the researcher’s fieldwork, potentially encompassing the insider/outsider tension and the experience of the researcher.
C) Methodology: investigations into applications of methodologies from a range of fields.
D) Theory and practice in multi-site research: practical relevance and theoretical aspects of multi-site research pertaining to contemporary paganisms, spiritualities and magical practices.
E) Specific fieldwork: how reflexivity, theory, methodology and experience interact in case studies and other research exploring contemporary paganisms, spiritualities and magical practices in continental Europe.
Please submit an abstract by Wednesday 31 July 2013 with the additional information indicated below to: CPASE2011 (at) gmail.com