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CFP: Anchoritic Session II (UK) (9/1/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
McAvoy E.

I am currently putting together two sessions for the Leeds conference next
year on behalf of the Anchoritic Society. The first, on anchoritic
iconography, is already full but I am keen to receive abstracts for a second
session on the intersections between sanctity and anchoritic enclosure.

The title of the session will be 'Anchoritism and Sanctity, Anchorites and
Sainthood' and I would like to receive abstracts for 20-minute papers by
September 1st. Please send abstracts electronically to
e.mcavoy_at_swansea.ac.uk or else by snail mail to Liz Herbert McAvoy,
Department of English, Keir Hardy Building, University of Wales, Swansea,
Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales,
UK SA2 8PP

CFP: Medieval English Drama and Vernacular Theology (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
dlavinsk_at_umich.edu

Two Sponsored Sessions for the 41st International Congress in Medieval Studies
at Kalamazoo, 4-7 May 2006.

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, invites interdisciplinary, comparative, and global perspectives on
English drama and vernacular theology in the Middle Ages.

1. New Approaches to Medieval English Drama: Performing the Religious Other

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

•Representations of Islam and the East
•Christian-Jewish relations
•Representations of Catholics in Early Protestant Drama
•Women and gender in Corpus Christi drama

CFP: The Church and the Law (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
J. Sexton

The rights of lay Christians, clergy, and even the church itself were
accommodated in secular law in a number of ways. This session will engage
recent work on the complicated, interwoven relationships between medieval
legal and religious traditions.
The organizers invite papers from a variety of disciplines (including
literary studies, legal history, and cultural and institutional history),
and especially work which investigates specific instances of attempts by
lawmakers or clergy to enforce, expand, or curtail religious practice or
ritual.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words along with a brief cover letter to:

CFP: Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain (9/10/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm
Alison Walker

 Submissions are invited for a session on
"Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain"
at the 41st International Congress on Medieval=20
Studies, 4-7 May 2006, in Kalamazoo.=20

Studies in hagiography tend to center around particular saints and their
reception in specific locations; they rarely explore the transitions of
a saint between locations and vernaculars, or from one mode of
transmission to another. However, these transitions are very often what
define saints in Anglo-Saxon and Early Middle English literature, and
for this reason are very important to elucidate in their early
manifestations.

CFP: Sex, Secularism & Enlightenment (9/15/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Lori Branch

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
37th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, March 30-April 2, 2006

Session Title: "Sex, Secularism and Enlightenment"

In <Formations of the Secular>, Talal Asad has described secularism as a
political ideology that took shape in the nineteenth century, based on the
concept of "the secular" that coalesced in early modernity and the
eighteenth century. What role did sex and gender play in this
conceptualization of the secular, in religious and non-religious texts and
identities? What are the sexualized components of a secular identity or
subjectivity? How do they impact the transformation of religious
identities in the period?

CFP: An Collins (10/15/05; collection)

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Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:39pm
SCOTT HOWARD

Essays by emerging and established scholars wanted for a volume that
promises to be the first edited collection devoted to the poetry, life,
times, and literary reception of An Collins, author of _Divine Songs and
Meditacions_ (1653).

The working title for this project is: _The Image of Her Mind: An Collins
and the Historical Imagination_.

Essays on any aspect of Collins' work will be considered, but the
following topics/perspectives may be of particular importance for the
volume's design:

CFP: Countering Consumerism: Religious &amp; Secular Responses (UK) (9/30/05; 4/20/06-4/22/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 8:04pm
M.Kingston_at_londonmet.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

COUNTERING CONSUMERISM:
RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR RESPONSES

20 - 22 APRIL 2006

VENUE: GRADUATE CENTRE,
LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

An interdisciplinary conference linking the themes of 'Spirituality' and
'Consumerism' is being organised as the major culminating event of an
ESRC/AHRB Cultures of Consumption Phase Two research project on
'Alternative
Hedonism and the Theory and Politics of Consumption'. The project is being
undertaken by Professor Kate Soper and Dr. Lyn Thomas within the
Institute for
the Study of European Transformations (ISET) at London Metropolitan
University.

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