From the organizers:
Raven Foundation 10th Anniversary Contest
Representing René Girard’s Mimetic Theory
Do you teach undergraduates? Do you use mimetic theory in your course? If you answered yes to both those questions, this contest is for you!
The Raven Foundation is observing its 10th Anniversary in January 2017. To mark that milestone we wanted to connect with instructors like you who share Raven’s enthusiasm for the transformative power of mimetic theory.
This unique opportunity is offered in partnership with the Colloquium on Violence and Religion(COV&R) an international association of scholars founded in 1990. The Colloquium is dedicated to the exploration, criticism, and development of René Girard‘s mimetic theory. We hope the contest generates excitement for the study of mimetic theory and sparks creativity in your students. Perhaps it can also deepen their connection to the global mimetic theory community.
The idea is simple: Assign your students to create artistic expressions of mimetic theory as it applies to your field of study. Projects can employ such media as film and video, photography, painting, drawing, poetry, fiction, screenplays, and sculpture. Essays, research papers or other nonfiction such as book reviews will not be considered!
Instructors will submit the best two student projects from each class they are teaching in the summer or fall 2016. Submissions will be accepted from November 15, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Winners will be announced in late February or early March 2017.
Prizes and Recognition
All students whose projects have been submitted by their instructor will receive a letter of commendation from the Raven Foundation and COV&R and be entered into the contest. The first place winner will receive a cash award of $1,000. The second and third place award is $500 and all three winning projects will be featured on the Raven Foundation website. In addition, the three winners will receive a letter of commendation from the Raven Foundation and COV&R acknowledging their achievement.
It’s easy to register for the contest. Submit your name and email address on this form and you will receive the complete contest rules as well as instructions for how to submit your student projects.