CFP: Fictions of Catholicism (9/30/04; journal issue)
The New Contemplative Review, a journal formed to promote scholarship on the interface between culture and spirituality, seeks articles for its second issue, on Catholicism, due to appear in January 2005. It is hoped that this issue will explore themes relating to the histories, spiritualities, ideologies and material constructions of Catholicism in both past and contemporary cultures: subjectivity and meaning, as well as ideology, faith and questioning, bodies and the Church, medieval and medievalist accounts of Catholicism: issues of power and relationship between Catholics and non-Catholics: the Catholic Church in fiction and life-writing: the public presence of the Church in past and present. This issue will have a special medieval section, and as such articles are welcome from both medieval, 'other' historical, and contemporary specialists.
The journal may be accessed online at www.contemplative-review.com
In addition to the above, we particularly welcome articles which deal with the following:
Fictional representations of Catholicism
Un-Becoming Catholic: Poetry and Art
Catholicism and Women: From Mary to contraception
Homoeroticism, Transgression and the Catholic tradition
Faith biography: its forms and traditions in the Catholic faith
Growing up Catholic: Autobiographical accounts of experience from both Catholics and ex-Catholics
Catholicism on the Fringe
Please be aware that no one ideological view or perspective is required to write for this issue - you may be passionately anti-Catholic, a Marxist materialist or a Catholic monk!
Initial enquiries should be addressed to editors_at_contemplative-review.com.
The address for submissions is submissions_at_contemplative-review.com.
The deadline for completed articles is 30th September 2004.
We also welcome articles on general themes.
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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
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