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Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference. Berlin, Germany July5-6, 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:23am
Ian McIntosh/Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The latest research indicates that more than 400 million people embark annually on traditional pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, and elsewhere, with the numbers steadily increasing. Pilgrimage is one of the most ancient practices of humankind and is associated with a great variety of religious and spiritual traditions, beliefs and sacred geographies. As a global phenomenon, pilgrimage facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures, occupations, and walks of life. In the 5th Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of these often profound events.

American Jews and Music: Assembling New Canons and Contexts

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:36pm
Special Issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature, Guest editors: Jonathan Freedman and Laurence Roth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

If the first major waves of popular interest in, philanthropic funding of, and scholarship on contemporary Jewish music and songwriters in the U.S. have finally receded, they've left a treasure in their wake. From Orthodox popular music and chazzanut, to jazz masters of the 1930s, to hipster oddities of the “new Jewish music” scene, to gypsy-punk klezmer cabaret bands and the Jewish identified art of Leonard Cohen and John Zorn, today’s audiences have access to a wealth of Jew-ish sounds and entertainments.

 

Leeds International Medieval Congress 2018: The Textual Afterlives of Medieval Mystics, Visionaries, and Prophets

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
Justine Trombley
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Recent scholarship has noted the importance of viewing medieval manuscripts at many stages of their “lives”, not merely confined to the mechanics of their production and the immediate contexts of their creation, but also viewing them within each cultural context that they encountered throughout their existence. This session aims to apply this approach to manuscripts of medieval mystical, visionary, or prophetic/revelatory texts, examining their reception and use long after their original composition and the lives of their authors. These genres produced some of the most provocative and controversial texts of the Middle Ages, with often complicated reception histories.

Religion in America: "Kindness"

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:44pm
Religion in America Unit of AAR-WR
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

In light of the larger conference theme devoted to “Kindness,” the Religion in American section welcomes any and all submissions related to the study of American religion as it relates to “Kindness,” especially those that expand interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religion and offer new insight into the current state of religion in America.  

Spirituality And....Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:25pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Global Conference
Spirituality And....Culture

including a guided tour of Belém and the Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Sunday 18th March 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Thomas Merton (CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:16pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

International Thomas Merton Society 

at the

College English Association

49TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

St. Petersburg, Florida, April 5-7, 2018

Call for Papers

 

ACLA Seminar: Figuring the Sacred in a (Post-)Secular World

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:20pm
ACLA Conference 2018, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In his 1938 essay, “Figura,” Erich Auerbach asserts that a figura, unlike an eidosconveying static form, is inherently invested in a relation to time. As Auerbach's use of the figure was polemically mobilized in order to undermine the manufactured barbarism of fascist philology in his time, so might the figure in yet other chronotopes direct readership to structures of barbarism, power, or erotic desire, for example, and their material and philosophical lineages in the world.

Revolution/Revelation in Theatre and Performance

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:03am
Religion and Theatre Focus Group, Association for Theatre in Higher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CFP:

Revolution/Revelation in Theatre and Performance

Religion and Theatre Focus Group

Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference

Boston, 2018

 

“You want a revolution? I want a revelation!

So listen to my declaration…”

                --Lin Manuel Miranda, Hamilton


ICMS 2018 - Disability, Devotion, and Subjectivity in Medieval and Renaissance England

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
José Villagrana, Bates College / Spencer Strub, UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

This panel invites trans-historical and trans-disciplinary examinations of pre-modern disability studies, focusing particularly on the construction of the devotional subject across the lines of periodicity. Medievalists and early modernists working in the burgeoning field of disability studies have shown that “disability” was an operative category in premodern texts, with subjects constituted by different or “non-standard” bodies, minds, and spirits. This roundtable proposes to extend this conversation by turning to religious experience and devotion, an important discursive field for the construction of identity by marginalized and/or minority groups.

  

 

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