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CFP: Through the Wardrobe: A Narnia Conference (3/25/06; 5/5/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm

"Through the Wardrobe: A Narnia Conference"
Deadline: March 25, 2006
CFP: Through the Wardrobe: A Narnia Conference
Friday May 5, 2006
Co-sponsored by the University of California, Riverside's Departments of English, Psychology, and Religious Studies, and by UCR's United Campus Ministry
To be held at the University of California, Riverside. UC Riverside is located one hour east of Los Angeles, conveniently accessible by train or car.

Call for Papers:

CFP: Shopping for Jesus! Religion as Commodity (5/1/06; collection)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dominic Janes

I am currently working on an edited volume of papers provisionally
titled 'Shopping for Jesus!: Religion as Commodity'. The aim of this is
to explore the connections between belief, its presentation, and the
processes by which it is sold and consumed. I want to think about the
way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to
which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to
understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask
whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of
some of the techniques of private enterprise. I am interested in papers
that explore such themes from a range of locations in time, space and

CFP: Queering Religion (2/10/06; NEXUS, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Dustin Parrott

CFP: Queering Religion

NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion and Nation

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
April 7-8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: John D Caputo (Syracuse)
"Beyond Sovereignty: The Weakness of God and the Postmodern Situation"
Reading by Diane Glancy (Macalester College)
Due date: February 10

CFP: Journal of Buddhist Ethics (no deadline; journal issue)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Aaron Ogletree

    Call for Book Reviewers
   If there is a book on Buddhism that you are interested in reviewing contact the Journal of Buddhist Ethics (JBE). The Journal of Buddhist Ethics is an academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics, and is innovative in adopting a totally electronic mode of publication. We welcome writers from diverse backgrounds that can and are willing to provide fresh insight into recently published books.

CFP: Religious Narrative and Post-Secularity (2/10/06; NEXUS, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
William Brooks

Call for Papers

CFP: "Religious Narrative and Post-Secularity"

NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Friday April 7 - Saturday April 8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: John Caputo (Syracuse)--"Beyond Sovereignty: The =20
Weakness of God and the Postmodern Situation"
Reading by Diane Glancy (Macalester College)
Deadline for Submissions: February 10, 2006

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UPDATE: African Americans and the Catholic Church (2/22/06; 4/27/06-4/29/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Iyer, Nalini

Please Post:

We have extended the deadline for submission of abstracts to February
22, 2006. For further information, please contact



The Gaffney Chair for Endowed Mission and the Center for the Study of
Justice in Society jointly present and invite contributions to a
will be held at Seattle University from April 27-29, 2006.

CFP: Jewtastic: Marketing Jewish Culture (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:19pm
Alisa Braun

The Jewish Cultural Studies Discussion Group seeks papers on the following
topic for the 2006 MLA Annual Convention:

Jewtastic: Marketing Jewish Culture

The commodification of Jewishness and the circulation of Jewish images and
icons from Streisand to "faux mitzvahs," from comics to kabbala. We
especially encourage papers focusing on aspects material culture,
celebrity culture, and mass media. Period open.

Abstracts of 250 words to by March 15.

CFP: On the Outlook: Figures of the Messianic (2/20/06; 5/11/06-5/12/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:17pm
Thomas Crombez

A conference on "Messianism and the Law" will be organised by the Institute
of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp) on 11-12 May 2006. The following
scholars have confirmed to speak: Giorgio Agamben, Moshe Idel, Aviezer
Ravitzky, Sigrid Weigel, Ada Rapoport-Albert, Astrid
Deuber-Mankowsky, Ashraf Noor, and Micha Brumlik. More information is
available on the website of the Institute for Jewish

CFP: Transcendentalism in a Time of War (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Sandy Petrulionis

>>Scholars suggest that the polarizing nature of Transcendental
>>rhetoric ignited the Civil War. Can this be true? How did
>>Transcendentalists react to the reality of war? How does their
>>rhetoric of "holy war" sound today? Sponsored by the Thoreau
>>Society. 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Laura Dassow Walls,

UPDATE: Non-Western Christianity and Literature (6/30/06; collection)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Middleton, Darren

Essays not exceeding 5,000 words are invited for an anthology exploring Non-Western Christianity and Literature. The editor is especially interested in essays that show how creative writers (novelists, short fiction writers, poets, etc.) capture the real-lived texture of non-Western Christian belief and behavior. Various methodological and disciplinary approaches are encouraged. Please send abstracts, which should not exceed 250 words, in the first instance. E-mail attachments preferred. Please use the e-mail address listed below. And feel free to use this address for any and all initial inquiries.

The new deadline for receipt of abstracts is March 15, 2006. And the new deadline for completed essays is June 30, 2006.