Special Topic: Christianity and the Literature of the Vikings (Spring 2017)

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Bardowell / Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)

Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Spring 2017) on “Christianity and the Literature of the Vikings.” Essays may explore the intersection of the Christian faith and Old Norse literature. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Old Norse literature at faith-based institutions of higher learning.

Some possible topics include:

• The consequences and quality of Iceland’s national conversion to Christianity in 1000 A.C.E. and its treatment in the Icelandic Family Sagas (Íslendingasögur)

• Christianity and the supernatural in any saga genre

• The influence of Christianity on the writings of Icelandic historian and poet Snorri Sturluson

• The relationship between Christianity and Old Norse paganism

• Christianity and the medieval Icelandic legal system

• Medieval Icelandic devotional texts

• The value of Old Norse for literary study in faith-based institutions of higher learning

For this issue the journal also welcomes reviews of scholarly books published since 2010 that explore topics related to Christianity, literature, and pedagogy.

Essays should be 10-25 pages in length, and book reviews should be 5-8 pages. For citation style, refer to the current edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Articles should include in-text citations in parentheses, a list of endnotes (if applicable), and an alphabetical listing of works cited at the end. Proposals and abstracts may be submitted until October 15, 2016. Essays are due no later than March 1, 2017. Please send submissions as Word attachments.

Matthew Bardowell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Missouri Baptist University

St. Louis, MO 63141

(314) 744-7608

matthew.bardowell@mobap.edu