Martin Lepage

Martin Lepage is a doctoral student in Religious Sciences at Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada). As the Archive Manager for the RSP, he is primarily dedicated to converting our podcasts into an even more useful online resource.

He has completed his Master’s degree in Literary Studies from Université Laval (Canada). His Master’s thesis brought to light the symbolic and archetypal influences of spiritual representations from the Egyptian Book of the Dead on the narrative thread in the first novels of the Quebecer author Yvon Rivard.

He is currently working on neopaganism and contemporary witchcraft in Canada within a feminist perspective. He is working to finish his Ph. D. project entitled: ““Magical” practices and the construction of gender and sexual identities in Montreal’s neopaganism.” Specializing in the socio-anthropological study of contemporary religions and representations of gender and sexual identities, he is interested in the theories of queer feminism and in “meaning itineraries” through personal and collective spiritual or magical practices that are negotiated in reaction to religious and social gender norms.

Some of his research is available on Academia.edu.

Contributions by Martin Lepage

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Lived Religion: Part 1

Dr. Meredith McGuire talks about the multiple issues of power, normativity and embodiment of religious life that can be observed through her concept of Lived Religion. Part 2 on Wednesday! Meredith McGuire shows how Lived Religion, a concept she has coined, is at the core of this distinction and offers a way of understanding religious experiences as creative,

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Lived Religion: Part 2

In Part 2 of this week's interview, Meredith McGuire continues to speak to Martin about the multiple issues of power, normativity and embodiment of religious life that can be observed through her concept of Lived Religion. Meredith McGuire shows how Lived Religion, a concept she has coined,...

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World Religions in Academia and the Loci of Tradition in Irish Paganism(s)

This brings up and interrogates the basic distinction between Christianity and paganism, or rather the issue of identification of paganism by agents of Christianity. In her interview with the Religious Studies Project, Dr. Jenny Butler spoke with Christopher Cotter about the specificities of the object of her doctoral research at University College Cork (2012), contemporary Irish Paganism, and about the field of Pagan studies in the context of Irish academia.

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Religion, gender and corporeality

How can religious studies be informed by theories around gender and corporeality? How is gender expressed in today's women's spirituality and in religions that consider femininity to be a way to access power around sexuality and procreation? When it comes to the study of gender and religion, ...

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Gender, queer theory and religion

In this interview, Dr. Mary Jo Neitz continues the conversation about religion and gender by focusing on theories from LGBT studies and queer studies. Using her work as an ethnographer, as well as the work of American philosopher Judith Butler, Neitz distinguishes the categories ...

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Embodied religious practices, child psychology and cognitive neuroscience

Bahler discusses the notion of ritual as a locus of power in terms of structure and agency. His recent book, Childlike Peace in Levinas and Merleau-Ponty. Intersubjectivity as a Dialectical Spiral (Lexington Books, forthcoming) focuses on neuroscience to grasp the topic power relations at the confluence of religion and other social influences on one’s trajectories.

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Global(ized) religion and the study of religious tensions

This interview with global studies pioneer Mark Juergensmeyer takes on his keynote address at the 2016 Eastern International Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (EIR-AAR) at the University of Pittsburgh. He interrogates the intersections of different religions traditions, ...

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