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"Memetica: What's Going On (or The Rhetorics of Information and the Dream of Reverse Engineering Nature and Culture" / "Fragments of Memetica" (2020-ongoing)
"Memento Vivere: A Practical Philosophy of Life, Now" (2020-ongoing)
"Snapshots: The Business of Getting Life in Order", M. & B. Bennett-Carpenter / Lineage Studios (2020-ongoing)
"Affect Storms: Awareness, Understanding, and Responses toward Changing Emotional Systems" (2021-ongoing)
"Future(s) Now" (2022 initiated)
"On Memes: A Brief Introduction to Memetica, or a Contemporary Rhetoric of Information." [peer-reviewed journal article] Cosmos and History: A Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy (accepted Aug 2023; forthcoming 2023).
poems in Superpresent, Kitchen Table Quarterly, Book of Matches, Unlikely Stories, Poets' Espresso Review, Pure Slush ('Achievement' Vol. 8), Lothlorien Poetry Journal blog, Impspired, Otoliths, and First Literary Review - East (forthcoming).
"Sound Experience, Feeling Sound: Alan Nakagawa and the Point of Turn Project," Prospect Art ONE WORK (16 Feb 2023).
"Emotional Storms" and "Speak of Galaxies" in Franklin Sollars, Food for Thought, Psyche, Spirit, & Soul ([Sollars publications], 2023).
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2019). Explaining Jesus: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of a Phenomenon. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield.
"an interesting and well-developed book...." -Willem B. Drees, Tilburg University
"...a remarkable intellectual journey." -T.M. Luhrmann, Stanford University
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2018). Death in Documentaries: The Memento Mori Experience. Leiden, Netherlands; Boston, Massachusetts: Brill | Rodopi.
-A Recommended Book on Non-Fiction/Documentary Film and Video from the Visible Evidence organization
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2021). Death and documentaries: Heuristics for the Real in an Age of Simulation. In W.M. Wang, D. Jernigan, and N. Murphy (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature, pp. 123-131. Abingdon, Oxfordshire / New York: Routledge.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2012). If you could ask any question: Introducing open inquiry-based, student-centered writing projects . In Lori Østergaard (Ed.), Grizz Writes: A Guide to First-Year Writing at Oakland University, pp. 43-51. 1st edition. Southlake, Texas: Fountainhead Press. [Textbook] [2nd edition 2013; 3rd ed. 2014; 4th ed. 2015 and 5th ed. 2016 edited by L. Østergaard & D. Hammontree); subsequent editions edited by Megan Schoen: 2017-2018 edition; 2018-2019 edition; revised/updated chapter for 2019-2020 edition; 2020-2021; 2021-2022; 2022-2023 editions.]
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2008). Still the king of queens? Kenneth Burke, The Rhetoric of Religion, and the theorizing of rhetoric and religion now. In J. Selzer & R. Wess (Eds.), Kenneth Burke and His Circles, pp. 161-173. West Lafayette, Indiana: Parlor.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (forthcoming 2023). On memes: A brief introduction to Memetica, or a contemporary rhetoric of information. Cosmos and History: A Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy (forthcoming 2023).
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2017). Use of the phrase 'personal relationship with Jesus': Toward a comprehensive interdisciplinary explanation. Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science, 52(3), 663-690. DOI: 10.1111/zygo.12348
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2014). Facing up: Psychotherapists writing about dealing with the idea of one's own death. Mortality: Promoting the Interdisciplinary Study of Death and Dying, 19(4), 361-378. DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2014.943169
Bennett-Carpenter, B., McCallion, M.J., & Maines, D.R. (2013). <Personal relationship with Jesus>: A popular ideograph among evangelical Catholics. Journal of Communication and Religion, 36(1): 1-24.
Bennett-Carpenter, B., & McCallion, M.J. (2012). Specialized, ecclesial ideography: The <new evangelization> in the Catholic church. Michigan Academician XLI (1), 1-21.
McCallion, M.J., Bennett-Carpenter, B., & Maines, D.R. (2012). Individualism and community as contested rhetorics in the Catholic New Evangelization movement. Review of Religious Research, 54(3): 291-310. DOI: 10.1007/s13644-012-0069-y
McCallion, M.J, & Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2008). Displays of faith: Material/visual vs. cognitive/verbal. Review of Religious Research, 49(4), 427-437.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2002). Quoting Mieke Bal's navel: Contemporary theory, preposterous religion. Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 4(1), para. 1-48.
Other academic and related publications
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2022). The Global as Trope-ical. Meridian: The Newsletter of the Global Studies Center [Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait]. No. 3 (September): 16-17. Accessed at https://gsc.gust.edu.kw/ben-bennett-carpenter [newsletter essay] PDF
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2021). Preface to the Global as Trope-ical. Meridian: The Newsletter of the Global Studies Center [Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait]. No. 1:2 (September): 5-6. Accessed at https://gsc.gust.edu.kw/2021-carpenter [newsletter essay] PDF
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2018). Textile dialogues: Sharing material imagination in people & fiber arts – From the Textile Connections group to this generation. Invited essay, with introduction to the exhibition by Gerhardt Knodel, for The Textile Connections: A Dialogue exhibition and catalogue, Birmingham Bloomfield Arts Center, Michigan, USA, [pp. 5-9]. [exhibition catalogue essay]
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2017). Consilience as way forward for interdisciplinary studies of religions. Integrative Pathways: The Newsletter of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 39(4), 2-3, 15. [newsletter essay]
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2007). On the ‘obvious’ in science and religion: Some recent flashpoints in the media and the academy. Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin [CSSR Bulletin], 36(3), 80-83. [newsletter essay]
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2000). The divine simulacrum of Andy Warhol: Baudrillard's light on the pope of pop's 'religious art'. Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 1(3), para. 1-36. [peer-reviewed review article]
Conference presentations include paper, poster, and panel presentations since 1999 at Colorado College, Penn State University, Villanova University, Wayne State University, University of Southern California, Calvin College, Saginaw Valley State University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, University of Illinois Chicago, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Ottawa, and University of Amsterdam, among others. These and others include presentations for the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies; the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters; the National Communication Association; the Religious Research Association; the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, including the Biological and Evolutionary Aspects of Religion section; the American Psychological Association, Society for Humanistic Psychology; the Visible Evidence conference on documentary work; the Kenneth Burke Society; and the American Academy of Religion, among others.
For conference presentations details and other projects/work, see c.v.
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Image credit: Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter, 2017