To what extent are religious traditions used as social genre tropes to develop a shorthand understanding of religious individuals and communities? How much do we really know and understand of the religions the we are so quick to discuss en mass on social media and beyond? How much of our understanding of religions is based on the visual aesthetics? – and could the visual aesthetics of  a faith be argued to function as a set of genre codes and conventions?

Through a series of talks, events, workshops, and posts, we will consider the relationship between socialisation and religion, and extend focus in to the performance of religious identity on individual and mass media levels.