This special issue of TWC explores the potential of fan fiction as an interpretative model to study ancient religious texts.
Fan fiction writers are readers of texts who become writers of their own texts. Fans engage with the universe created by the makers of a specific series, film, or book, to which they refer as “canonical” material. For example, they create new storylines, “repair” plots they do not agree with (fix-it fic), write prequels or sequels, and fill in scenes that are missing.
Call for Abstracts
The Cultural Politics of Religious Conversion: Narratives, Representations, Negotiations
Of ‘Gods and Monsters’: Shelley’s Frankenstein Two Hundred Years On
Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
19-21 April 2018
Dr. Christina Bieber Lake, Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English, Wheaton College
Prophets of the Posthuman: American Literature, Biotechnology and the Ethics ofPersonhood
The Troubles on Film: Critical Essays and Interviews: Editor: Matthew Edwards
This is a call for papers for a new anthology on The Troubles and how this tragic conflict in Northern Ireland has been represented in popular film and documentary.
The Rosette Maleficarum prides itself on literary works that promote the darker aspects of life. From a dilapidated doll that watched her owner abandon her, to the ghost of a soldier who wanders the battlefield, the journal records to struggles of humanity. Even so, I’m open to little innocent lights, ones that bring back the nostalgia of our youth. But who knows? Just send a piece in, and perhaps it could be published here.
Truth and Fiction
28-30 June 2018, Paris
A tradition for the last several years at MELUS, this panel focuses on expressions, representations, critiques, and/or celebrations of religion and/or spirituality in multi-ethnic American literature. We especially welcome presentations that incorporate the conference theme, “TransCulture” (see the general MELUS CFP for a description of the theme), but are open to proposals on any aspect of religion/spirituality in multi-ethnic literature.
Hosted at Yale University, the Graduate Conference in Religion and Ecology reflects a desire to provide a space for students to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries, and strives to connect ethos with ethics, and ethics to applicable practicality. How do beliefs about the environment affect the use of and engagement with the natural world? As an international interdisciplinary conference, we host students researching Environmental Studies, Environmental Humanities, Forestry, Conservation, History, Historiography, Social Sciences, Food Studies, Philosophy, Ethics & Morals, Theology, Religious Studies, Animal Ethics, Law & Policy, and Business & Management, among others.
‘War and Peace’
3-7 July 2018, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
Keynote: Mariaconcetta Costantini, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara
Keynote: Carolyn Oulton, Canterbury Christ Church University
Keynote: Cathy Waters, University of Kent
Round Table on the State of the Field: