UPDATE: Theology and Religion in Robert A. Heinlein (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)
Call for Papers
Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
July 6-8, 2007
Kansas City, MO
Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2007
We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to the representation of theological and religious matters in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
Heinlein achieved fame (or perhaps infamy) with his controversial depictions of various religions, real and imaginary. Was he an atheist, an agnostic, or a true believer whose "impatience with human institutions" forced him to mock the institution while still honoring what it stood for?
Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):
--The Church of All Worlds
--Other representations of religion (or lack thereof)
The Robert A. Heinlein Centennial wil be held July 6-8, 2007, in Kansas City , Missouri . Honored guests include Buzz Aldrin, author Spider Robinson, X Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, most recently named Grand Master of Science Fiction James Gunn, and Sir Arthur C. Clarke, addressing the Gala via video.
The Centennial will include an academic conference, called the Centennial Academic Summit, which will contain an entire track dedicated to theology and religion studies. Participants will have various opportunities to publish their work following the conference.
Please submit a 250-word abstract for a paper, roundtable discussion, or lecture to Lisa Edmonds D'Amico, chairperson of the Academic Summit, at lisa.edmonds [at] heinleincentennial [dotcom]. The deadline for abstract submission will be March 31, 2007.
For more information on the Centennial events and registration, please visit www.heinleincentennial.com.
For more information about getting involved with Robert A. Heinlein studies in general and publication opportunities, visit www.rahstudies.org and www.heinleinsociety.org.
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Received on Sun Apr 22 2007 - 14:50:58 EDT