ACLA 2012 - Forgiveness in the Wake of Crisis

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Shelly Jansen - RIT
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ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

In a world of crisis and catastrophe, what do words like "forgivenesss" or "reconciliation" mean? How can we define forgiveness in the post-911 world? What does forgiveness look like in the digital age?

This panel will explore the ethical, social, and political significance of forgiveness in literature. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of forgiveness from all genres and time periods. Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to, analyzing the philosophical, theological, cultural, political, historical and/or social implications of forgiveness.

Please submit a 250 word abstract of your paper to shelly.jansen@gmail.com by 11/11/11.