Speaker: Tyler Chadwick

Doing Mormonism

Community identification is performative. It’s a matter of putting on the discursive practices—the ideas, beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, roles, etc.—that constitute the community’s being-in-the-world. Social scientists have called this “doing” identity. This presentation explores what it means to “do” Mormonism, to put on a Mormon identity, especially through speech acts and literary texts. Tyler Chadwick

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Contributing poets read and discuss their work published in Fire in the Pasture: Twenty-first Centruy Mormon Poets. Tyler Chadwick, Neil Aitken, Karen Kelsay, Elisa Pulido’s Laura Stotts, Holly Welker

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