Religious Transnationalism in Ethnic U.S. Literatures (MELUS, April 19-22, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
J. Stephen Pearson, U of Tennessee
contact email: 
stpears11@gmail.com

Given the connection between many religions to specific geographical locations outside of the United States (for example: Jerusalem, Rome, Mecca, the Ganges, Tepeyac, etc.), religious practice can be seen as a common and powerful means of transnational experience in the U.S.

Submissions are being accepted for a panel that discusses depictions of or references to such transnational aspects of religious practice and/or belief (from any tradition) within ethnic U.S. texts.

Send a 1-page abstract by Sunday, 16 October to Dr. J. Stephen Pearson (U of Tennessee, Knoxville) at stpears11@gmail.com . Panelists will be notified by the 23rd of October.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
religion
theatre
twentieth_century_and_beyond