Humans have always moved or danced as a way of ritualizing their relationship to the Divine. These dances expressed an understanding of God(s), the relationship of human beings to the divine world, and were an expression of thanksgiving for the life cycle events that move history forward: birth, death, and all that is between. Some circus arts, find their earliest documentation as religious practices. This book begins the investigation of what it means for these practices to meet their holy origins once more, not as a form of expression but as a mode of study.
The University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop at ICMS 2020 presents:
Affect and Exemplary Texts
Open Philosophy journal (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered as topical issues of the journal for 2020. Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2019. To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at email@example.com Open Philosophy is a
International Thomas Merton Society
College English Association
51stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Call for Papers
Dante, Heterodoxy, and Spirituality without Religion
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PRIORITY DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
Submissions may be in English, Portuguese, and/or Spanish. We will consider multilingual essays and may accept essays in other languages. Please consult the guest editors before submitting in a language other than English, Portuguese, or Spanish.
Northeast Modern Language Association
Boston, March 5-8, 2020
Feminist Theologies in American Literature (*DEADLINE APPROACHING*)
The American Religion and Literature Society seeks proposals for presentations on literary expressions of feminist theologies broadly construed. We welcome presentations on any period, genre, or form of American literature, and those regarding any religious orientation. We particularly encourage papers on works of literature
- that examine the power, enfranchisement, religious ideas, and practices of women
22-25 October 2020, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, USA
Why do we do what we do in the field of literary studies? Why does it matter? To whom? What redemptive or transformative work does literature do? When? Where? How? We invite reflection and conversation about the different kinds of work literature does to and through writers, readers, teachers, thinkers, and scholars. Our topic is intentionally broad as we seek to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creation, interpretation, and appreciation of literature from any historical period and any genre. Our format is inclusive with panels for professors, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as scholars from multiple disciplines including English, Modern Languages, Theology, Education, Psychology, Science, and Humanities.
This panel within the March 5-8 2020 NeMLA conference in Boston is dedicated to a discussion of the ways that religion intertwines with fiction in the work of Jorge Luis Borges.
Your presentation might consider one or several of the following questions:
How did Jorge Luis Borges draw from and transform different theological traditions in his fiction and poetry?
Are there interesting relationships between Borges's fictionalized theologies and literary theory? How do they correspond to his ideas about fiction?
Do different religious traditions respond to separate aspects of the author’s literary project, or do they overlap and combine? What functions to they serve?