This panel within the March 5-8 2020 NeMLA conference in Boston is dedicated to a discussion of the ways that religion intertwines with fiction in the work of Jorge Luis Borges.
Your presentation might consider one or several of the following questions:
How did Jorge Luis Borges draw from and transform different theological traditions in his fiction and poetry?
Are there interesting relationships between Borges's fictionalized theologies and literary theory? How do they correspond to his ideas about fiction?
Do different religious traditions respond to separate aspects of the author’s literary project, or do they overlap and combine? What functions to they serve?