5th Annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts: Scripture and the Disciplines

deadline for submissions: 
November 23, 2018
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Braniff Graduate Student Association, University of Dallas

5th Annual Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts: Scripture and the Disciplines

Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, University of Dallas, Irving, TX

February 15-16, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Waldstein, The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

The Braniff Graduate Student Association of the University of Dallas is pleased to announce the fifth annual Braniff Graduate Conference in the Liberal Arts. This year’s conference aims to explore the ways in which the Bible informs or has transformed the liberal arts disciplines.

We welcome papers in disciplines including—but not limited to—philosophy, literature, politics, theology, history, and psychology, and drawing from the classical, medieval, modern, or contemporary period. We also welcome papers that take an interdisciplinary approach.

We invite scholars working in the liberal arts to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words that examine a specific passage or theme in the Bible alongside a specific author or text from one of the disciplines. For example, papers might explore Adam and Rousseau’s natural man, Ecclesiastes and Hamlet, Augustine on Cain as the founder of the first city, or the Sermon on the Mount as ethical revolution.

Preference will be given to papers conversant with the great texts of the Western tradition. The conference committee will invite select authors to publish their essays in a special edition of Ramify: The Journal of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Submit abstracts to udbgsaconference@gmail.com. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review. Please include a separate cover letter with your name, paper title, email address, and institutional affiliation.

Abstracts are due no later than Friday, November 23, 2018. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by Tuesday, December 11, 2018 and will be asked to submit their full papers, suitable for a 15 minute presentation (no more than 2500 words), by Monday, January 14, 2019.