Hark, O Students of Mormon Studies
I wonder how many bloggers in the house are current students (undergraduate or grad-level) that engage in some level in Mormon Studies. Have you written something of scholarly quality in this vein? Are you researching in any of these areas? Please let me know.
I, Jason Knapp, took my BA in English from BYU am starting my second year at BYU Law. I'm taking a class from (Ancient Laws in the Bible and Book of Mormon) and researching for Professor John W. Welch, and I hope that Fred Gedicks will present an encore seminar on "LDS Teachings and the Law." My main interest in Mormon Studies is LDS church history, with interest in the Book of Mormon as literature, its doctrinal explications, and its rhetoric.
I have informally discussed with Jack Welch (who is also Editor-in-Chief of BYU Studies) and a few other interested students the creation of an electronic "Student Journal of Mormon Studies" [name tentative] that would be student edited and would operate under BYU Studies. Professor Welch was interested in the idea, and invited me to submit a proposal to BYU Studies. As part of that, I would like as many cohorts as possible to help get this started. Please Introduce yourselves to me and tell me about your interests and your work.
I hope that somehow (Kaimi? Are you there?) as many students as possible with any kind of interest in Mormon Studies or Mormon Arts (History, Humanities, Divinity, Philosophy, Classics, Linguistics, Ancient History, Political Science, Law, and everything else I won't take the time to think up or list here) will comment here with their name, school, major/program, and areas of interest. Additionally or alternatively, I am emailable at "schiavodiroma" at the not-so-new-anymore "@gmail.com".