Book: Remembering J. Z. Smith
Chapter: 4. Citing Smith (AAR Panel)
Using two recent books that both cite and discuss the work of Jonathan Z. Smith—Aaron Gross’s The Question of the Animal and Religion and Donovan Schaefer’s Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, Power—Shaeffer explores how each author reads, and in effect reconstructs, Smith’s work, thereby posing not just the question of how we read Smith’s corpus but how his various readers create it and canonize it.