Climate Activism and Ecotheologies
- ‘Reflections on a Healthy Prophetic Climate Activism’ parts one, two and three, annafisk.com, June 2021
- ‘Class and Climate Struggle: Decolonising XR‘, Freedom News, October 2019 (as XR Scotland)
- ‘Extinction Rebellion: what we learned from the Autumn Uprising‘, Huck, November 2019 (as XR Scotland)
- ‘Appropriating, Romanticising and Reimagining: Pagan Engagement with Indigenous Animism’ in Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Modern Paganism, edited by Kathryn Rountree. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Craft and Spirituality
- ‘Knitting, Spirituality, and Mindfulness‘, annafisk.com, May 2021 (written April 2018)
- ‘Knitting, (Grand)Mothers, Mourning & Memory‘, annafisk.com, March 2021 (written in March 2019)
- ‘“Stitch for Stitch, You Are Remembering”: Knitting and Crochet as Material Memorialization’, Material Religion: A Journal of Art, Objects and Belief 15(5): 553-576, (paywall/institutional access only), 2019. Accepted version free to read here.
- ‘“So That You’ve Got Something For Yourself”: Knitting as Implicit Spirituality’ in Sociology of Religion: Foundations and Futures, edited by Alp Arat and Luke Doggett. Routledge, 2018. Accepted version available to read here.
- ‘Researching Knitting and Religion’, Karie Westermann, July 2017
- ‘To make, and make again’: feminism, craft and spirituality. Feminist Theology, 20(2), pp. 160-174 (paywall/institutional access only – email me for the accepted version), 2012
In 2014 I published a book based on my PhD thesis, Sex, Sin and Our Selves: Encounters in Feminist Theology and Contemporary Women’s Literature (linked to Amazon so you can read the kind reviews, but please don’t buy from there!).
It brings together readings in feminist theological thought and the second-wave feminist fiction of Michele Roberts and Sara Maitland, exploring themes of selfhood, connection, sex, sin, and self-sacrifice. The book seeks to challenge a tendency of feminist theology to seek simple and idealised answers, rather than honour complexity and the need to continue to ask questions. In the encounters in feminist theology and contemporary women’s writing, I use autobiographical narrative, critically understood as “reading these stories beside my own.”
Even though it’s quite old now, and I felt like I was ‘done’ with a lot of those themes, I’ve been going back to them in thinking about climate activism and theology. So might still be interesting and relevant to someone! It’s not too expensive, as academic books go. In the States you can buy direct from the publisher; in the UK from Bookshop.org.
Feminism and Religion
- ‘Stood Weeping Outside the Tomb: Dis(re)membering Mary Magdalene’ in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field , Oxford University Press, 2017
- 2017. ‘Theologies of Evil’ in Gender: God – Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook, edited by Sîan Hawthorne. Macmillan
- ‘Encounters in Feminist Revisioning: Wrestling and Visitation’. Biblical Interpretation 23.1: 36-59, 2015
- ‘Sisterhood in the Wilderness: Biblical Paradigms and Feminist Identity Politics in Readings of Hagar and Sarah’ in Looking Through a Glass Bible, edited by AKM Adam and Samuel Tongue. Brill, 2014
- ‘“Not Simple, Not Pure”: Revisioning of Mythical Wicked Women in the Stories of Sara Maitland’. Women: A Cultural Review 22.1: 15-28, 2011
- ‘“Wholly Aflame”: Erotic Asceticism in the Work of Sara Maitland’. Theology and Sexuality 16.1: 5-18, 2010
- ‘Depression & Academia: There’s No Such Thing as Enough‘, The New Academic, 2014
- With Vicky Gunn. Considering Teaching Excellence in Higher Education 2007-2013: Higher Education Academy, 2013