Introduction: Performing Religion

  • Joy Palacios Department of French, Simon Fraser University


This editorial note presents the questions and disciplinary tensions central to this special issue on "performing religion." After a brief literature review, the note details the themes that connect the contributions in each subsection.

Author Biography

Joy Palacios, Department of French, Simon Fraser University

Joy Palacios is an assistant professor of literature in the Department of French at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. Her research investigates seventeenth- and eighteenth-century religious practice through the lens of performance, with special attention to tensions between the church and the theatre. Her current project focuses on the way transformations in priestly training during the Counter-Reformation impacted clerical attitudes toward actors in early modern France.

Editorial Notes