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[MELUS] DEADLINE APPROACHING: Religion and US Ethnic Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
J. Stephen Pearson (U North Georgia)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

We invite papers exploring the representation or influence of religion and/or spirituality in ethnic U.S. literatures for a panel at MELUS 2017. Scholars might consider how multicultural encounters with religion "construct or deconstruct racial, gender, sexual, and class identities."

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 27-30, 2017 at MIT.

Volume on Shusaku Endo's "Deep River"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:26am
Mark W. Dennis and Darren J. N. Middleton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 4, 2016

The editors of a planned, interdisciplinary volume on Shusaku Endo's last novel, Deep River, are looking for one final chapter contribution.

Set in 1984, Endo's novel features multiple references to the Hindu-Sikh conflict of the time, and we are inviting scholars to consider writing a chapter on the novel in relation to Sikhism, Hinduism, Indian secularism, and/or religion and violence.

Final essays (7000 words, inclusive of endnotes) are due in late May 2017.

Since this is the final piece in our planned anthology's puzzle, interested contributors should send an email, by 11/4/2016, to d.middleton2@tcu.edu, containing:

Name

Chapter title

150 word abstract

Shakespeare Reformed – Shakespearean Reformations

updated: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am
Shakespeare Seminar 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In the year of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Luther’s theses, the Shakespeare- Seminar 2017 calls for papers that address ideas of reform and reformation in Shakespeare's works. We invite papers on the literary and cultural repercussions of the two major early modern reformations – the one prompted by Martin Luther and the one initiated by Henry VIII. Taking our cue from Hamlet's famous charge to the players to “reform it altogether” (Hamlet 3.2.36), the seminar seeks to address both questions of religious reformation and of more widely conceived notions of personal, political, cultural, or literary reform in Shakespeare's poems and plays. Topics may include, but are not restricted to the reform/reformation of

 

American Literature and American Religion - AARWR - CFP EXTENDED

updated: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am
American Academy of Religion--Western Region (AAR-WR), Religion in America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Scholars of American religion are well familiar with the problem that, in most standard narratives of American history, religion tends to play a minor and neglected role. A similar problem has been noted in the study of American literature. Scholars of American religions have worked to and may continue to help correct both of these problems.

[REMINDER] Special Topic: Thomas Merton

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:04am
Monica Weis / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

International Thomas Merton Society

 

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Hilton Head SC—March 30-April 1, 2017

Call for Papers

 

Prison/Exile: Controlled Spaces in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:04am
Ertegun House, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Call for Papers: Prison/Exile: Controlled Spaces in Early Modern Europe

10–11 March 2017 | Ertegun House, University of Oxford | @OxPrisonExile

CFP: Andalusia in Andalucia: An International Conference on Flannery O'Connor

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:08am
Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

22-25 June 2017
Universidad Loyola Andalucía
Seville, SpainCall for PapersSubmission deadline: March 1, 2017The conference Andalusia in Andalucía: An International Conference on Flannery O'Connor will investigate the international standing of American writer Flannery O'Connor, with special focus given to the reception of her work among Spanish translators and scholars. In its broadest vision, the conference encourages papers that put Spanish Baroque aesthetics into conversation with the literary aesthetics of Flannery O'Connor's work.Possible themes for conference papers and panels include, but are not limited to:

“Transcendentalist Intersections: Literature, Philosophy, Religion”

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:24am
Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Margaret Fuller Society, and the Anglistisches Seminar and Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

“Transcendentalist Intersections: Literature, Philosophy, Religion”

University of Heidelberg, Germany, July 26 - 29, 2018 

Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Margaret Fuller Society, and the Anglistisches Seminar and Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg

The Place of Religion in Film

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:03am
Syracuse University Department of Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Place of Religion in FilmMarch 30 – April 1, 2017

with plenary speaker Joaquim Pinto
director of What Now? Remind Me (2013)

Hosted by Syracuse University, as part of the Ray Smith Symposium Series

Papers are encouraged on such questions as: 

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