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Sacred Arts: Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Artistic Expression and Ritual

updated: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 8:24am
London Arts-Based Research Centre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The London Arts-Based Research Centre

Presents:

Sacred Arts: Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Artistic Expression and Ritual

Birkbeck, University of London

May 11-12, 2024
May 11 will be at Birkbeck (for both in-person and online presentations)
May 12 will be held fully online.

COnference webpage: https://labrc.co.uk/2024/02/09/sacred-arts/

CfP: Connections, Interconnections and Disconnections Pt2

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 12:36pm
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Journal Articles Now Open

Submit: https://tinyurl.com/bdftd8wr

Every year after our symposium, we invite authors to submit papers for consideration for publication. 

We are now inviting submissions for part two of the theme 'connections, interconnections, and disconnections'. To be published in Volume 3 of the Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis by the end of 2024, 

5th Annual Online International Symposium on Festival Culture (ISFC) 2nd June 24

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 9:31am
Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 20, 2024

 

Online Symposium Date:  2nd June 2024.

Sensing Euphoric and Dysphoric Atmospheres

 

Our annual symposiums are open to all. If you just want to come along to listen to presentations and discussions, we're happy to have you.  If you'd like to present a paper and take part in discussions, make sure to submit your abstract proposal as early as possible.

 

Symposium Registration here:https://tinyurl.com/mry9a5tv

Transnational Circuits of Asian Religio-Philosophy: Reception and Racialization in the US (Journal of Transnational American Studies Special Forum)

updated: 
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 1:14pm
Journal of Transnational American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

This special forum links processes of Asian American racialization with the reception and circulation of Asian religio-philosophy in the US. In doing so, this forum builds on the foundation laid by a previous special forum titled Redefining the American in Asian American Studies, published in JTAS in 2012.

Nahi Hatenge / We Shall Not Move: Perspectives on Muslim belonging in South Asia

updated: 
Sunday, March 24, 2024 - 6:22am
Panel for Annual Conference of South Asia 2024 at Wisconsin-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Panel Convener: Shahwar Kibria Maqhfi, UCLA. This panel aims to bring together diverse ideas of being Muslim in contemporary South Asia. We wish to explore multiple articulations and evidence of sameness through sound, image, text, performance, active recollection, and memory, in the context of increased otherisation. We are therefore interested in papers, which explore junctures, events, overlaps, and nodes, situated across time and space, which act as vestibules between the idea of “Muslimness” and “belonging”. Conceptions of Muslim belonging may not only be appended to notions of religiosity, but also explore linkages with class, caste, gender, hegemonies, place making, pioneership, and rootedness.

Reconceptualizing Religion in Early African American Literature

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:54pm
Special Issue of Early American Studies (UPenn)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

For a special issue on early African American literature and religion, Early American Studies (UPenn) seek article-length contributions on how 18th and 19th century Black writers reconceptualized religion beyond the telos of the nation-state. The roles of religion and religious thought in early Black culture have often been understood within the dualistic frame of resistance whereby Christianity, the dominant religion of colonial and antebellum American society, is both employed by masters to subjugate the enslaved and employed by the slaved to resist their masters’ subjugation of them.

Peer Reviewed with Widening Scope

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Renascence: Essays on Literature and Ethics, Spirituality, and Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Renascence: Essays on Literature and Ethics, Spirituality, and Religion continues to publish scholarship on a wide range of time periods, traditions, and perspectives. While welcoming essays on our longstanding concerns such as T S Eliot, Flannery O’Connor, and Graham Greene, we call attention to our recent interventions into contemporary writers like Marilynne Robinson and Carolyn Forché, into Dante studies and Shakespeare studies, and into non-Western areas of inquiry.

Cormac McCarthy Studies

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:51pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Call for Papers

Cormac McCarthy Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

2024 SWPACA Summer Salon

 

June 20-22, 2024

Virtual Conference

https://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on March 25, 2024

Proposal submission deadline: April 15, 2024

 

C.S. Lewis and Last Things: How the Writer of Narnia Saw the End of Our Story

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:49pm
The C.S. Lewis Institute & John Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2024

C.S. Lewis and Last Things:

How the Writer of Narnia Saw the End of Our Story

 

4th November 2024

 

At Union Theological College

Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Co-Sponsored by 

The C.S. Lewis Institute Belfast 

John Brown University

 

Rationale

Religion and Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:05pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The Religion and Literature permanent section invites proposals for the 2024 Midwest Modern Language Association convention in Chicago. Those aspiring to be on the panel should feel empowered to offer proposals that interpret the concept of religion rather loosely by potentially including the humanities and health as faith driven institutions. Maintaining a broad interpretation of religion to include all intersections of faith, folklore, belief, and literature; expressions of belief may include creeds, mottos, mission statements, charters, manifestos, doctrines, etc. 

 

REMINDER: Going to the Movies with CS Lewis

updated: 
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 1:51pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Going to the Movies with C.S. Lewis, Call for Chapters

An edited collection tentatively titled “Going to the Movies with C.S. Lewis” is seeking chapter submissions.   

Having been born many years after C.S. Lewis died I of course never had the opportunity to watch a movie with the man. However, over the years I feel, as many others probably feel as well, like Lewis accompanies me as I watch movies, read books, attend church services, and make other daily pursuits. Lewis’ works shape my thinking on many theological, educational, and cultural matters like few other authors’ works do.

Water in Legend and Tradition

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Folklore Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 7, 2024

Don’t be a wet blanket, come to our two-day conference on Water in Legend and Tradition, to be held on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September as the eighteenth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society, in the medieval grandeur of St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich IP4 1BF. Whether you’re into holy wells or woe waters, hauntings or hydromancy, we’d like to hear from you. Contributions are welcome on eerie ponds, inland mermaids, canal culture, early spas, baptismal customs, lake monsters, and the lore of fords, falls, fountains, floods and fishpools. Anyone can join us – folklorists, healers, hydrologists, bargees, dowsers and storytellers.

Rastafari Sacred Texts

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:39pm
Postscripts -- Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 1, 2025

Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, one of the major global publications exploring the reception history of religious texts, is making plans for a special issue devoted to Rastafari Sacred Texts.

I will serve as the guest editor.

I hope to feature 4-6 essays (8000 words each, including references) on how Rastas across the years have used sacred texts – broadly construed – to articulate their self-understanding.

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn: Twenty-First-Century Religion and Culture in Youth Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:12pm
Sara Schwebel, Suzan Alteri, Dainy Bernstein
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Call for Papers: A Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Twenty-First-Century Religion and Culture in Youth Literature

Deadline for submissions of proposals: July 15, 2024

Submit via Google Form: https://forms.gle/tC8g7MYpLAxF6dcu8

For any questions, contact Sara Schwebel (sls09@illinois.edu), Suzan Alteri (salteri@illinois.edu), or Dainy Bernstein (dainyb@illinois.edu).

Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 9:39am
Journal of Festival Culture Inquiry and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Call for Book Reviews

Submit abstracts here: https://tinyurl.com/3muvywvt.

We are pleased to announce a call for book reviews.

We invite book reviews (700 - 1,200 words) on work on the following topics but not limited to:

Devils and Justified Sinners Conference (REVISED SUBMISSION DATE)

updated: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 9:19pm
Romancing the Gothic
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

 

Devils and Justified Sinners

An online conference on 24th and 25th August 2024 to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

The conference is entirely online and is open to scholars and experts from around the world.

 

Mythcon 53: Fantasies of the Middle Lands

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:16am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The idea of “middle-ness” can suggest stability—the center of an object is less likely to break than its edges. It can also suggest the opposite: something in a state of change can be said to be in “the middle”—neither one thing nor another. Mythcon 53, located in the middle of the continental U.S., welcomes papers exploring the concept of “middle-ness” as it is worked out in fantasy, science fiction, and related genres. Paper topics can cover a wide range of possibilities, including but not limited to the following:

Indigenous Literatures and Christianity (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:14am
Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2024

The Conference on Christianity and Literature, and allied organization of the Modern Language Association, invites proposals for a guaranteed session at the 2025 MLA convention in New Orleans, 9-12 January 2025. 

We invite papers that explore the relationship between Indigenous literatures and Christianity, the 2021 First Nations Version of the Bible, or other connections between Indigenous literatures and the Bible. 300-word abstract and brief c.v. requested.

Please send proposals and any questions to Cynthia Wallace (cwallace [at] stmcollege.ca) and Chad Schrock (cschrock [at] leeuniversity.edu).

Religion, Literature, and Climate (MLA 2025)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 1:51pm
MLA Forum: TC Religion and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

The MLA forum on Religion and Literature invites paper proposals for a panel on religion, literature, and climate. How do ancient and contemporary literary texts both represent and engender climate crisis denialism, climate lament, and climate hope as a function of religious imaginations and literary practice? Submit 250-word abstracts and CVs.

 

 

Call for Chapters: The Bible and Film

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:26pm
Jason W. Buel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Dr. Shane Thompson and I are inviting contributions to the edited volume The Bible and Film: Dialogues Across Disciplines. This collection is a novel approach to examining the Bible in/and film, bringing together scholars from Biblical Studies and Film Studies.

 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the Bible as it relates to:

 

- Animation

- Comedy

- Satire

- Epic

- Documentary

- Educational/Non-Theatrical films

- Propaganda 

- Film style

Call for Papers for The Predicate Spring 2024

updated: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 1:35pm
Georgetown University (EGSA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

The English Graduate Student Association of Georgetown University seeks proposals on the theme of “Maladies” from various disciplines and theoretical approaches for the yearly publication of their journal, The Predicate.

Journal: The Predicate Volume VII, An Academic Journal by the English Graduate Student Association of Georgetown University

Submission Deadline: March 22th

Destruction and Renewal: Journal of Faith And the Academy 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:10pm
Institute of Faith And the Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2024

Humanity moves doggedly forward. We move in leaps, in fits, at times dragged, but we move forward all the same, sharp-stung by a tension our unique self-awareness gives us: the need to tear down and rebuild and the certainty to find it haunted by those same old ghosts. History reveals a constant cycle of destruction and renewal. Sometimes outside forces press change upon us: the hand of God scattering the nations at Babel or the devastation wrought by the Black Death in fourteenth-century Europe. Sometimes our own innovation kickstarts the change: the printing press, the Industrial Revolution, the iPhone.

Societal Sidelines: Exclusion and Resilience in the Early Modern World

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:59pm
University of Tokyo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2024

Call for Papers

Societal Sidelines: Exclusion and Resilience in the Early Modern World

International Symposium at the University of Tokyo, Japan

July 13-14 2024

 

Paper proposals are now being accepted for ‘Societal Sidelines’ symposium, to be held this July in hybrid format at Kojima Hall, University of Tokyo. For full consideration, please submit your abstracts (350 words max.) to nora.baker@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp by April 15th, 2024.

 

Edward Said's legacy in the context of current events

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:55pm
Revathi Krishnaswamy, San Jose State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Call for Papers:  Edited Volume; MLA 2025 conference special session

Topic: Edward Said’s legacy in the context of current events

Growing Younger: Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2024 - 4:18pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

“Growing Younger”: Literature and Childlike Faith

Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, GA
October 10-12, 2024

Keynote Speaker: Malcolm Guite (Poet and President of the George MacDonald Society)

'Flannery O'Connor's Second Century: Looking Forward, Looking Back"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:13pm
Flannery O'Connor Review / Georgia College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Paper proposals of 100-200 words are due by 15 May 2024 to Marshall Bruce Gentry at bruce.gentry@gcsu.edu for "Flannery O'Connor's Second Century: Looking Forward, Looking Back," an academic conference to be held 12-15 Sept. 2024 at Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA, as part of the worldwide "Flannery at 100" celebrations of O'Connor's centennial.

Papers may use any approach to studying O'Connor and her works. Along with your paper proposal, please send a short bio and identify your academic affiliation. 

Keynoters for the conference are Mark Jarman, Mab Segrest, Lisa Hinrichsen, and Karen M. Gravel. Andalusia's new Interpretive Center will be open for visits throughout the conference. 

Milton and Visibility (MLA 2025 New Orleans)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:11pm
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2024

The Milton Society of America invites proposals considering visibility, broadly conceived, in Milton’s writings. Potential topics include disability, visual art, race, labor. Send 150-word abstract and brief cv to MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com no later than February 23.

 

Milton and Love (MLA 2025 New Orleans)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 1:10pm
Milton Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2024

The Milton Society of America invites proposals offering new considerations—theoretical, historical, philosophical, or literary—of love in Milton’s writings. Send 150-word abstract and brief cv to MiltonSocietySec@gmail.com no later than February 23.

 

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