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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.

UPDATE: Mennonite/s Writing Conference: Beyond Borders (2/8/06; 10/26/06-10/29/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
Nisly, Lamar

Call for Papers--Deadline extended to February 8 =20


Bluffton University
Oct. 26-29, 2006

Keynote: Kathleen Norris

Featured writers and critics: Rudy Wiebe, Jean Janzen, John Ruth, Di
Brandt, Julia Kasdorf, Hildi Froese Tiessen, Ann Hostetler, Jeff Gundy,
G. C. Waldrep, Keith Ratzlaff and many others.

Now also committed to appear: Nathan Bartel, J. L. Conrad, Todd Davis,
Cheryl Denise, Rhoda Janzen, Janet Kauffman, Joanne Lehman, Evie Yoder
Miller, Shari Wagner, Linda Wendling, and others.

UPDATE: Religon and Popular Culture (6/1/06; MAPACA, 11/4/06-11/6/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm

Update: Abstracts or proposals due June 1 for Religion and Popular Culture
panel at Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
to Richard Currie at either or

UPDATE: Religion and Nation (2/10/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm



A NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

Please note the new deadline for submissions: February 10, 2006.

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

UPDATE: Postwar Jewish Literatures (Belgium) (2/20/06; 11/6/06-11/7/06)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Philippe Codde

*Response, Remembrance, Representation:
A Dialogue between Postwar Jewish Literatures*
Universities of Antwerp and Ghent, 6-7 November 2006

*Extended deadline for submission: 20 February 2006.
Speakers: Emily Budick, Michael F Bernard-Donals, Bridget Kevane,
Phyllis Lassner, Cheryl Malcolm, Thomas Nolden, Ranen Omer-Sherman,
Derek Rubin, Sue Vice, and others.*

Papers are invited for a two-day comparative literature conference on
postwar Jewish writing in North America and Western Europe.

CFP: Theology and Religious Studies or Theology vs Religious Studies? (UK) (1/31/06; 7/6/06-7/7/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:45pm
Darlene Bird


Theology and Religious Studies or Theology vs Religious Studies?
St Anne's College, University of Oxford, 6-7 July 2006-01-18

Call for papers deadline: 31 January 2006

Keynote speakers: David Ford (Cambridge), Kim Knott (Leeds), Gavin
D'Costa (Bristol), James Cox (Edinburgh)

Papers are welcome on a range of topics including (but not limited to):
the Relationship between Theology and Religious Studies; the Future of
Theology; the Future of Religious Studies; the Place of Theology /
Religious Studies in the University; Teaching Theology (trends and
methods); Teaching Religious Studies (trends and methods).