Category: Past ASWM Events

Symposium Features Saga Award Honoree Z Budapest

The 2015 Saga Award recipient is Dr. Zsuzsanna E. Budapest, author, ritualist, and tireless teacher of feminist goddess spirituality.   Starting with the publication of The Feminist Book of Lights and Shadows (now called The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries), she has

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2015 Keynote by Susan Griffin

“Who Is Telling the Story? A Few Remarks on the Mythic Imagination” The wondrous events and magic depicted in myth mirror the creative process of storytelling in countless ways. Using her own experience as a writer as well as that of other

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“Borderlands” Keynote by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen

Imagination, authenticity, creativity, spirituality, divinity, archetypes and symbols, dreams and synchronicities emerge from and take us into the borderlands of liminal experiences—limen is Latin for “threshold.” Borderlands connotate wilderness and transition zones. Borderlands can also be represented by the almond shaped mandorla

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Conference Keynote by Dr. Sylvia Marcos: “Duality and Divinity”

ASWM is pleased to announce that Sylvia Marcos will be a conference keynote speaker for Friday March 28th. Her presentation, entitled “Duality and Divinity: Gender and Eros in Mesoamerican Spirituality” is highly anticipated. Sylvia Marcos is a scholar committed to indigenous movements

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The 2014 Kore Award for Best Dissertation

The Kore Award, offered through the Association for Study of Women and Mythology and made possible through the gift of a generous contributor, recognizes excellence in scholarship in the area of women and mythology. It is offered in even-numbered years,

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Dr. Shannan Palma wins 2012 Kore Award for Best Dissertation

The 2012 Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology has been award to Dr. Shannan Palma, a recent graduate of Emory University in Atlanta. Her dissertation, “Tales as Old as Time: Myth, Gender and the Fairy Tale in

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Ana Castillo’s Keynote Presentation on the web

Ana Castillo is an award-winning Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. Her work, which centers on the essential issues of identity, race, gender, and class, was recently banned by a large school district in Tucson, AZ, in a

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Judy Grahn Keynote available

Following the ASWM conference, Judy Grahn’s provocative and groundbreaking speech, “Goddess Is Alive! But How Do We Know?” has been made available as a PDF  through the Women’s Spirituality Program of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (soon to be Sophia University).

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Introducing the Kore Award Commission Judges

The Kore Award Commission, charged with giving the 2012 Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology, has established its panel of judges for the 2012 award: Candace C. Kant, Ph.D., is an Emerita Professor of History with the College

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Goddess. Women. Cloth: Mary Kelly’s Keynote Presentation

The keynote speaker for the ASWM 2011 Midwest Symposium was Mary B. Kelly, textile expert and artist, who presented a lecture entitled Goddess. Women. Cloth: Inspired Ritual Textiles from Around the World. Kelly’s research shows that in folk cultures across the world,

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