[UPDATE] "Faith and the Supernatural" 2011 SECCL (deadline extended to January 31)

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Southeast Region Conference on Christianity and Literature, Regent University
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The 2011 Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature invites the submission of papers that explore the various intersections of faith and the supernatural in literature. Potential areas of exploration might include:

• Religious issues in literary genres that include the supernatural: the epic, medieval romance, the Gothic, magical realism, etc.
• Issues of faith in paranormal fiction (stories about vampires, werewolves, Olympians, or other paranormal characters)
• Angels, miracles, spiritual visions, etc. in literature
• Faith and/or religion in the genre of fantasy
• Christian responses to literature featuring magical or supernatural elements
• Challenges to teaching the supernatural in literature from a Christian perspective
• Faith and the supernatural in texts from popular culture, including film and television

Proposals from undergraduates, proposals on literature not written in English, and proposals for projects exploring other aspects of Christianity and literature are also welcome. All conference attenders will join the Conference on Christianity and Literature upon registration.

Please send either 400-500 word abstracts of individual papers or complete papers to Susannah Clements (sclements@regent.edu) by January 31, 2011. Upon acceptance, submission of complete papers suitable for 15-20 minute presentation will be required by March 7, 2011.

Conference will be held at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA on April 7-9, 2011.