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

updated: 
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)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/
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)

updated: 
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 jstein_at_seattleu.edu

AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH-A CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Gaffney Chair for Endowed Mission and the Center for the Study of
Justice in Society jointly present and invite contributions to a
Conference on AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. The conference
will be held at Seattle University from April 27-29, 2006.

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

updated: 
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 sabraun_at_ucdavis.edu by March 15.

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

updated: 
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
Studies<http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=3D*IJS&n=3D35758&ct=3D36656>
.

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

updated: 
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,
>>wallsld_at_gwm.sc.edu.

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

updated: 
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)

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

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

MENNONITE/S WRITING:
BEYOND BORDERS

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)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
RCu8598882_at_aol.com

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 RCu8598882_at_aol.com or Currie_at_postbox.csi.cuny.edu.

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

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
echilds

CALL FOR PAPERS

RELIGION AND NATION

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)
Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/
Deadline for Submissions: February 10, 2006

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

updated: 
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.

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