Jenny Webb

 

E-mail: jennywebb37@gmail.com

 

Publications

 

“On Care: Performative Theology, Mosiah, and a Gathered Community.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 53, no. 3 (2020): forthcoming.

"Formed by Family: Jacob 7 as a Site for Sealing." Christ and Anti-Christ: Reading Jacob 7. Ed. Adam S. Miller. Provo: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2017. 125–45.

 

Edited volume (with Joseph M. Spencer): Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah: Reading 2 Nephi 26–27. 2nd ed. Provo: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2016.

 

"Death, Time, and Redemption: Structural Possibilities and Thematic Potential in Jacob 7:26." Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 24 (2015): 231–37.

 

“Records, Reading, and Writing in D&C 128.” Perspectives in Mormon Theology: Scripture. Eds. James E. Faulconer and Joseph M. Spencer. Draper: Greg Kofford Books, 2015. 139–52.

 

“Fantastic Desire: Poe, Calvino, and the Dying Woman.” The Comparatist 35 (2011): 211–20.

 

“Slumbering Voices: Death and Textuality in Second Nephi.” Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah: Reading 2 Nephi 26–27. Eds. Joseph M. Spencer and Jenny Webb. Salem: Salt Press, 2011. 63–78.

 

“It is Well that Ye are Cast Out: Alma 32 and Eden.” An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32. Ed. Adam S. Miller. Salem: Salt Press, 2011. 43–56.

Reviews and Reports

Review of The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism’s Most Controversial Scripture by Terryl Givens with Brian M. Hauglid (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019) in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought (forthcoming).

 

Review of Fault Lines of Modernity: The Fractures and Repairs of Religion, Ethics, and Literature edited by Kitty Millet and Dorothy M. Figueira (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) in Recherche Littéraire / Literary Research (forthcoming).

 

Review of Homespun and Angel Feathers by Darlene Young (BCC Press, 2019) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. November 2019. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/2019/11/darlene-young-homespun-and-angel-feathers-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/.

 

Review of From Paris to Tlön: Surrealism as World Literature by Delia Ungureanu (New York: Bloomsbury, 2018) in Recherche Littéraire / Literary Research (2019): 319–26.

 

Review of Becoming the Beloved Disciple: Coming unto Christ through the Gospel of John by Eric D. Huntsman (Springville, Utah: CFI, 2018) in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 52, no. 3 (2019): 199–202.

Review of The New Human in Literature: Postman Visions of Changes in Body, Mind and Society after 1900 by Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (London: Bloomsbury, 2013) in Recherche Littéraire / Literary Research 34 (2018): 300–05.

 

Review of Letters to a Young Mormon, Second Edition by Adam S. Miller (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2018) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. May 2018. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/older-reviews/miller-letters-to-a-young-mormon-second-edition-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/

 

Review of The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition, New Revised Standard Version edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. April 2018. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/older-reviews/levine-and-brettler-eds-the-jewish-annotated-new-testament-second-edition-new-revised-standard-version-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/

Review of Danish but Not Lutheran: The Impact of Mormonism on Danish Cultural Identity, 1850–1920 by Julie K. Allen (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. September 2017. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/older-reviews/allen-danish-but-not-lutheran-the-impact-of-mormonism-on-danish-cultural-identity-1850-1920-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/

Review of The Ethnography of Rhythm: Orality and Its Technologies by Haun Saussy in Recherche Littéraire/Literary Research 33 (2017): 143–48.

 

Review of A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon: A Literary and Theological Introduction by John Christopher Thomas (Cleveland, Tenn.: CPT Press, 2016) in Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 26 (2017): 245–51.

 

Review of American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867–1940 by Thomas W. Simpson (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. November 2016. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/older-reviews/simpson-american-universities-and-the-birth-of-modern-mormonism-1867-1940-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/

 

Review of One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly: The Art of Seeing God by Ashley Mae Hoiland (Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2016) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. November 2016. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/older-reviews/hoiland-one-hundred-birds-taught-me-to-fly-the-art-of-seeking-god-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/

 

Review of As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture edited by Julie M. Smith (Salt Lake City, Utah: Greg Kofford Books, 2016) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. November 2016. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/older-reviews/smith-ed-as-iron-sharpens-iron-listening-the-various-voices-of-scripture-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/

 

Review of The Mormoness: Or, the Trials of Mary Maverick: A Narrative of Real Events by John Russell, edited and annotated by Michael Austin and Ardis E. Parshall (Salt Lake City, Utah: Greg Kofford Books, 2016); Boadicea; The Mormon Wife: Life-Scenes in Utah by Alfreda Eva Bell, edited and annotated by Michael Austin and Ardis E. Parshall (Salt Lake City, Utah: Greg Kofford Books, 2016); and Dorian: A Peculiar Edition with Annotated Text & Scholarship by Nephi Anderson, edited by Eric W. Jepson, annotated by Mason Allred, Jacob Bender, Scott Hales, Blair Dee Hodges, Eric W. Jepson, Sarah C. Reed, and A. Arwen Taylor (El Cerrito, Calif.: Peculiar Pages, 2015) in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 49.4 (Winter 2016): 244–50.

 

Review of Worship: Adding Depth to Your Devotion by Eric D. Huntsman (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2016) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. July 2016. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/older-reviews/13435-2/

 

Review of Future Mormon: Essays in Mormon Theology by Adam S. Miller (Provo, Utah: Greg Kofford Books, 2016) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. May 2016. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/current-reviews/miller-future-mormon-essays-in-mormon-theology-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/.

 

“A Cosmopolitan Conference.” Report on the 2016 ACLA Annual Meeting for Recherche Littéraire/Literary Research (2016): 174–77. 

 

Review of The End of the World, Plan B: A Guide for the Future by Charles Shirō Inouye (Provo, Utah: Greg Kofford Books, 2016) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. April 2016. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/older-reviews/inouye-the-end-of-the-world-plan-b-a-guide-for-the-future-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/.

 

Review of The Mormoness; or, The Trials of Mary Maverick by John Russell, edited and annotated by Michael Austin and Ardis E. Parshall (Provo, Utah: Greg Kofford Books, 2016) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. March 2016. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/reviews/current-reviews/russell-edited-and-annotated-by-austin-and-parshall-the-mormoness-or-the-trials-of-mary-maverick-a-narrative-of-real-events-reviewed-by-jenny-webb/.

 

Review of Schooling The Prophet: How the Book of Mormon Influenced Joseph Smith and the Early Restoration by Gerald Smith (Provo, Utah: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2015) on Dawning of a Brighter Day blog of the Association for Mormon Letters. October 2015. http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/smith-schooling-the-prophet-how-the-book-of-mormon-influenced-joseph-smith-and-the-early-restoration-reviewed-by-julie-webb/.

 

Review of Hurt and Pain: Literature and the Suffering Body by Dr. Susannah B. Mintz (Bloomsbury, 2015) in Recherche Littéraire / Literary Research 31.61–62 (Summer 2015): 115–19.

 

Review of Bodies in the Bog and the Archaeological Imagination by Dr. Karin Sanders (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009) in Scandinavian Studies 85.2 (Summer 2013): 235–38.

Professional Service

 

President, Mormon Scholars in the Humanities (2015–2018)

 

Member of the Mormon Theology Seminar Executive Board (2010–present)

Skills

 

INDESIGN

PHOTOSHOP

SCRIVENER

KDP

ACX

Languages

 

Spanish (fluent)

French (reading)

Italian (research)

Portuguese (research)

German (research)

Latin (research)

Danish (research)

Norwegian (research)

Swedish (research)

Icelandic (research)

Finnish (research)

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Conference Papers and Interviews

 

“A Break in Tongues: Charismatic Divergence within Mormonism.” The Pacific Northwest American Academy of Religion and Society for Biblical Literature. St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta. 15–17 May 2020.

 

“Possibility and Potential: A Mormon Aesthetics of the Charismatic.” Mormon Scholars in the Humanities. Oxford University, 26–28 March 2020.

 

“The Iron Rod and the Iron Goad: Lehi, Nephi, and the Fourth Panchen Lama.” Book of Mormon Studies Association. Utah State University. 11–12 October 2019.

 

“On Care.” Mormon Scholars in the Humanities. Southern Utah University, 16–18 May 2019.

 

“‘And on this wise do I give the account: A Performative Approach to the Book of Ether.” Book of Mormon Studies Association. Utah State University. 12–13 October 2018.

“The Pleasant Production of Steven Peck.” Mormon Scholars in the Humanities. Brigham Young University, 23–24 March 2018.

 

Invited Panelist. Discussion on Christopher Thomas and A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon. Society for Biblical Literature / American Academy of Religion. Boston, Massachusetts. 18–21 November 2017. 

    

“Borders and Boundaries.” Book of Mormon Studies: Toward a Conversation. (Invited paper for a special conference.) Utah State University, 13–14 October 2017.

 

Summer seminar on Mormon Theology sponsored by the Wheatley Institution. Invited participant. Brigham Young University,  10–14 July 2017.

 

“Ether and the Materiality of Narrative.” Mormon Scholars in the Humanities. Boston University, 26–27 May 2017.

“Fire, Tongues, and Baptism: The Holy Ghost as Sealing.” Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, 2–4 March 2017.

“‘Behold these things’: Hope and the Pre-Mortal Christ.” Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 13–15 October 2016.    

“Response to A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon: A Literary and Theological Introduction.” Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 13–15 October 2016.

"Ether 12 and the Unfinished Faith." Mormon Scholars in the Humanities. Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, 7–9 April 2016. 

"Ether 12 and the Unfinished Faith." Mormon Scholars in the Humanities. Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, 7–9 April 2016. 

 

"Poe and the Theological Imagination." American Comparative Literature Association. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 17–20 March 2016. 

 

"The Flesh and The Family: Jacob 7 as a Site for Sealing." Mormon Theology Seminar 2015 Summer Conference: "Christ and Antichrist: Reading Jacob 7." Hosted by Union Theological Seminary, New York, 20 June 2015.

 

"The Gift of Grace." Roundtable Discussion on Adam S. Miller's Grace is Not God's Backup Plan hosted by Writ & Vision, Provo, Utah, 21 May 2015.

 

"'A Part of the Account I Give': Moroni, Ether, and Messianicity." Mormon Scholars in the Humanities, 17–18 April 2015.

 

"Eros and Erosion: Bodied Tensions in Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics." Identity and Materialism: Reading the Spaces Between Persons and Things, University of Alabama, Huntsville, 10–11 April, 2015.

 

“Bloody Horror: Sacrament and Pilgrimage in Cormac McCarthy.” Mormon Scholars in the Humanities, 27–29 March 2014.

 

“‘He Is the Firstfruits unto God’: Toward a Theology of Flesh.” Mormon Theology Seminar (invited paper for special conference: “Opposition in All Things: Mormon Perspectives on the Fall”), 7–8 June 2013).

 

“Jenny Webb: Salt Press/Maxwell Institute Merger.” Interview with Kirk Caudle. The Mormon Book Review (podcast). Episode 25. 30 April 2013. http://www.themormonbookreview.com/e/jenny-webb-salt-pressmaxwell-institute-merger-episode-25/#.VCOKw0uCSg8

 

“Salt Press Merges with the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship: An Interview with Jenny Webb.” Interview by Jacob Baker. By Common Consent, 15 April 2013. http://bycommonconsent.com/2013/04/15/salt-press-merges-with-the-neal-a-maxwell-institute-for-religious-scholarship-an-interview-with-jenny-webb/.

 

“‘Ver tu cuerpo’: Embodiment, Suffering, and Salvation.” Mormon Scholars in the Humanities, 15–16 March 2013.

 

“Response to George Handley’s Home Waters.” Mormon Scholars in the Humanities, 24–26 March 2011. 

 

“Records, Reading, and Writing in D&C 128,” Exploring Mormon Scriptural Theology Conference, 4 October 2010. (Invited paper for conference sponsored by the Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University.)

 

“The Apostle, the Proclamation, and the Bard: A Comparative Approach to the Family.” Mormon Scholars in the Humanities, 21–22 May 2010. 

 

“The Phantasmic Woman in Svend Åge Madsen,” Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, 22–24 April 2010. 

 

“Fantastic Desire: Calvino, Poe, and the Dying Woman,” American Comparative Literature Association, 1–4 April 2010. 

 

“Borges, Buddha, and Bifurcations: The Zen of Murder,” Southern Comparative Literature Association, 1–3 October 2009. 

 

“Faith, Women, and Technology,” (Panel: panel organizer and presenter) Mormon Scholars in the Humanities, 8–9 May 2009. 

 

“Slumbering Voices: Death and Textuality in 2 Nephi,” Mormon Theology Seminar (invited paper for special conference: “Reading Nephi Reading Isaiah”; also conference organizer), 15 April 2009.

 

“(Im)material Literature: Borges and His Alephs,” American Comparative Literature Association 27–29 March 2009.

 

“Typographic Traditions and Comparative Scholarship: Considering the Digitized Reading Experience.” Invited panelist for “Evaluating and Publishing Comparative Scholarship: Perspectives of Journal Editors,” Modern Language Association, 27–30 December 2008.

 

“Fiction, City, Country, World: Calvino, Borges, and Certeau,” Southern Comparative Literature Association, 2–4 October 2008.

 

“It Is Well That Ye Are Cast Out: Alma 32 and Eden,” Mormon Theology Seminar (invited paper for special conference: “An Experiment on the Word: Reading Alma 32 / A Collaborative Approach to Mormon Theology”), 19 September 2008.

 

“Eros, Ethics, and Irony: Desire for the Other in ‘El Aleph,’” Southern Comparative Literature Association, 27–29 September 2007.

 

Education

 

M.A. in Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University, 2005. Thesis: Eros and Ethics: Irony in Calvino and Borges. Steven Sondrup, chair.

 

B.A. in Comparative Literature, minors in Music and Spanish, cum laude and University Honors, Brigham Young University, 2002. Honors Thesis: Understanding Darío’s Metapoetic Commentary: An Approach to Four Poems. David Laraway, chair. 

   

© 2020 by Jenny Webb.