Any topic related to the literary depiction of divine speech – from any tradition – in the modern world is welcome: Do the gods still speak? If so, has their speaking-style changed? Has their message changed? Does their speech have the same power as in previous generations? If they no longer speak, how do we even know?
By June 15, 2011, please send a one-page abstract to Steve Pearson (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Write SAMLA abstract in your subject line.
(Panelists will need to join SAMLA.)