Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and even more mimetic fiction in various media such as texts and graphic novels have long permitted the sort of free experimentation often celebrated (or bemoaned) in the American religious environment, though constrained by genre conventions, social contexts, market forces, and other factors. Thus, especially the "estranged" genres of fiction (pace Suvin) permit not only the utopian depiction of traditional religions as they ought to be and the dystopian depiction of religions as they ought not to be, but also the representation of novel religious forms—a space in which new fictional religions may be invented.
The 6th Global Conference
Call for Participation 2016
Friday 11th March – Sunday 13th March 2016
This is a call for papers for a collection that will look at literary-feminist interpretations/ re-readings of Hindu religious primary texts.
CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: November 1, 2015
37th Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 10-13, 2016, in Albuquerque, NM Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2016 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 4-6, 2016, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and a poster session.
While narratives of "savage war" along the borders of wilderness and civilization are not unique to the United States, Americans' tendency to assign those stories mythic significance is.
Consumption sustains and undermines modern life, from popular culture to our most privileged art. The Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars is seeking abstracts that address consumption in any of its many forms, including but not limited to the following: eating, buying, obsession, the reception of media, and the status-seeking public use of resources first called "conspicuous consumption" by Thorstein Veblen in 1899.
Description of Award:
Papers on the topic of the influence of Medical Humanities on the current and changing state of medicine from various areas of study, including bioethics, literature, sociology, anthropology, public health, history, and medical education, are invited to be considered for Drew University's Transatlantic Connections 3 Conference, an interdisciplinary conference with a dedicated track for Medical Humanities. The three-day conference will take place in Bundoran, Ireland January 13-16, 2016.
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer-reviewed journal published quarterly. It aims to present indigenous worldviews from native indigenous perspectives. It is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of native indigenous knowledge that uniquely belongs to cultural, traditional, tribal and aboriginal peoples as well as first nations, from around the world.
Goddess Scholarship draws on historical, ethnographic and folk sources, among others, to document and honor the sacred and mundane stories which animate the traditions and spiritual lives of our global sisters and our foremothers.
In past conferences, the innovative methodologies and scholarship of ASWM participants have served to problematize contemporary perceptions of civilization, "modernization" and "progress."
Conference Date: June 2-6, 2016
Location: Washington, D.C., The University of Maryland
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2015
Unsettling Objects: Collecting in Nineteenth-Century America
CALL FOR PAPERS
ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
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A Joint Conference Sponsored by
Northrop Frye Centre, and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
Victoria College, University of Toronto
8-9 April 2016
With support provided by the Jackman Humanities Institute
Program for the Arts, University of Toronto,
and from Queen's University