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Mimi Winick

Mimi Winick is a scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglophone literature and religion. She is affiliate faculty in the English department at Virginia Commonwealth University and a former postdoctoral fellow on the Transcendence and Transformation initiative at Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of World Religions and Research Associate in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Her essays on literature and religion have appeared in journals including Nineteenth-Century Literature, Modernism/modernity, and Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, as well as in edited collections including The Critic as Amateur (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) and Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing Darkness (Palgrave, 2016).


Feminist Fantasy and Political Theology

How does literature shape the world, and the bodies, social forms, and political acts that constitute it? What particular roles might the category of religion, and specifically religious experiences, play in such shaping?

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?