Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities, April 6, 2013

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Abbes Maazaoui - School of Humanities and Graduate Studies - Lincoln University
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The School of Humanities and Graduate Studies at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on April 6, 2013. The main conference theme is "Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities." Approaches across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed. The conference organizers are particularly interested in papers that provide specific readings of passion as depicted in world literature, religion, philosophy, music, and visual arts.

To explore the complexity of passion as a human, aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, political, and cultural phenomenon, the conference will feature papers, panel discussions, and posters and exhibits sessions.

Topics include but are not limited to:
Passion, transgression, and excess
Passion, love, and sexuality
Passion and madness
Passion across time, space, and cultures
Passion, spirituality, and religion
Passion as positive transformational force or root of all evil
Marriage vs. romantic adventure
Passion: human power or dependence on higher powers (God, Fate, etc.)
Passion, desire, and social taboos
Proposals/abstracts should be no more than 200 words. They should be submitted on or before November 15, 2012 to Abbes Maazaoui, at
Important Dates
Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2012
Acceptance Notification: December 15, 2012
Conference Date: April 6, 2013
A selection of papers (subject to the normal reviewing process) may be published in Lincoln Humanities Journal.