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Life Writing and the Life of Faith

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Conference on Christianity and Literature / MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,

Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020


SEMA 2019 - Medieval Gateways: Threshold, Transition, Exchange

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:45am
Southeastern Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2019

Southeastern Medieval Association Conference

November 14-16, 2019

Greensboro, NC


Medieval Gateways: Threshold, Transition, Exchange


The Southeastern Medieval Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 2019 Conference to be held at UNC-Greensboro, co-sponsored by UNCG, North Carolina Wesleyan College and Wake Forest University.


"Existential Conceptions of the Relationship between Philosophy and Theology"

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 4:12am
Open Theology (De Gruyter)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019



For a special issue of Open Theology: “Existential Conceptions of the Relationship between Philosophy and Theology”


Edited by:                   

Nikolaas Deketelaere (BalliolCollege, University of Oxford) 

Dr. Steven DeLay (Wake Forest University)

Elizabeth Li (Mansfield College, University of Oxford)


Invited contributors: Dr. Kate Kirkpatrick (author of Sartre and TheologySartre on Sinand The Mystical Sources of Existentialist Thought)            



Barbarous Tongues: Middle English and Beyond

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:25pm
MLA Middle English Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Middle English language and literature’s status is a perennial matter of debate, whose immediate political subtexts include race, class, gender, and nation. Middle English texts themselves categorize barbarous tongues, mother tongues, lay and learned languages. How do medieval linguistic taxonomies politicize identity and territory, medieval or postmedieval? Can we locate concepts like the vulgar tongue and vernacular eloquence in our current critical lexicon? What is at stake in contemporary deployments of categories like classical, vernacular, or sacred language and world, national, provincial, or cosmopolitan language? How do these and other linguistic terms participate in the broader cultural politics of labels like barbarism and civilization?

Conference on Sermon Studies: "The Technologies of Preaching"

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:16pm
Marshall University Center for Sermon Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Center for Sermon Studies at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia announces its third annual Conference on Sermon Studies, to be held September 5-7 at the Killashee Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

The conference is multidisciplinary and interfaith. The organizers’ goal is to bring scholars, practitioners, and interested laypersons together to discuss sermon texts and the art of preaching from a variety of academic and religious perspectives.

The theme for 2019 is “The Technologies of Preaching.” We are defining “technology” quite broadly; topics related to the theme might include

Religious Places and Sacred Spaces (Master's Conference)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:36am
Duke Graduate School of Religion (Master's Program)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

Conference Date: April 4-6, 2019


Why are space and place important categories for the study of religion? What role do these categories have in formulating concepts of religion? Scholars have attempted to not only theorize space but also to employ it in their work to better understand how humans interact with the spaces around them. These spaces are not confined to physical spaces. We invite papers that address, ask, and employ any discussion regarding space or place concering religion. Scholarly work is not restricted to one single field, and neither is this conference! We welcome proposals from all fields of interest and relevant disciples.


Living and travel expenses are covered by the department. 


Truth and Truths: Memory, Identity, Nation

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:50am
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019



Truth and Truths: Memory, Identity, and Nation


Special Issue: "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age"

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:14pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The journal, Humanities, is now accepting proposals for a special issue on "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age."  The deadline for the proposal is Janauary 31, 2019.  


“What end is served in abstracting the glimmer of numinosity, the summons to awe…from its particular histories, institutions, communities, struggles?”

—Tracy Fessenden, “The Problem of the Postsecular”