“Melville at 200”
Chapters are solicited for inclusion in an edited volume titled Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
Please send inquiries to Jami.Carlacio@yale.edu before submitting a proposal
We cordially welcome you to join us Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, 2018 for the International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (ICOHS 2018) at the Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan.
This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.
The Problem with God:
Christianity and Literature in Tension
Harvard Divinity Scool, Cambridge, MA, March 29-30, 2019
An International Meeting of the
Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL)
Organizers: Matthew Potts (Harvard Divinity School) and
Gregor Thuswaldner (North Park University)
Special Issue of Christianity & Literature
“Literature of / about the Christian Right”
Guest Editor: Christopher Douglas (University of Victoria)
The Times ‘best-seller’ list was misleading. Evangelical books were often outselling the Times’ best-sellers. But the paper did not bother to count sales in religious bookstores. The people hurt most weren’t evangelical authors (our books sold anyway); rather, the losers were Democratic Party leaders and other liberal readers of the ‘paper of record’ who were blindsided by subsequent events. The Times’ readers were not given a heads-up about what was going on ‘out there.’
– Frank Schaeffer, Crazy for God
The importance of religion in contemporary debates ranging from nationalism to its place in the public sphere is exceedingly being felt. Nations -- referred to as imagined communities (c.f. Anderson) -- speak to the profound need for both legitimacy and belonging(ness), often articulated through one’s religious vis-a-vis ethnic identities in the modern world. This volume will explore this issue by focusing on the relationships between religion, geo-politics and the articulation of nationalism in the context of South Asia.
For a proposed panel at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America 2019 (Toronto, 17 -19 March): I am seeking papers on early modern printers. Our modern sense of publishers as (more often than not) merely profiting from the creative agency of authors obscures the meaningful role early printers had in cultural production, politics (conservative and radical), the reception of major works, and the establishment of a public sphere. Printers sometimes simply sought sales, but they also often specialized and promoted particular agendas.
Prophecy and Future-telling in Tolkien and Related Authors
Call for Papers
Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference
Washington, DC, 17-20 April 2019
Octavia Butler and Religion
Octavia E. Butler burst onto the science fiction literary scene with the publication of her first novel, The Patternmaster, in 1976. Her work continued to transform and develop the field in remarkable ways until her death in 2006. From creating worlds of powerful telepaths, alien beings looking to “trade” with humans to advance their civilization or creating a religion that fosters and encourages its followers to believe that “God is change,” Butler’s talent is astounding and groundbreaking.