CFP: [Poetry] Poetics of Conflict and Reconciliation

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Stanley A Galloway
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We are accepting proposals for papers in English with a reading time of
15-20 minutes on the role/use of literature in mediating conflict and/or
its relationship to Christianity.

Conflict can occur at international, national, regional, local, domestic
and personal levels. Poetics may be broadly defined to include literary,
musical, and artistic works. The scope is not limited to a particular
place or time.

Random Examples:
the artist as spokesman for peace
the struggle for Irish identity in Seamus Heaney’s poetry
the Soviet poet as mediator
the poet as conscientious objector in World War Two
the poet as mediator in Cromwell’s Protectorate
politics and poetry in Nineteenth-Century Australia
poetry as personal conflict therapy
Confessional poets' use of diction

Student papers will be considered.

Papers addressing the work of any of the featured poets are especially
welcome: Claudia Emerson (US), Chris Mann (South Africa), Valzhyna Mort

Send 100-word abstracts to or

Stan Galloway /Poetics Conf.
Dept. of English
Bridgewater College
402 E. College St.
Bridgewater, VA 22812 USA

Preliminary deadline for submissions: April 4, 2008

Submission accepted until all sessions full or July 1, 2008, whichever
comes first.

Conferees will be required to join the Conference on Christianity and
Literature ($25, students $20, non-US $35)


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