Resurrection Narratives: Ethics, Genre, and Comparative Religions. Deadline January 15

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American Religion and Literature Society / American Literature Association
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American literature has visualized many apocalyptic moments: the Middle Passage, the American Revolution, the Civil War, the World Wars, and 9/11, to name a few. This panel seeks to explore the variety, ethics, and/or limits of one genre that responds to such moments: the resurrection narrative. We seek papers that address the contours of this narrative from a variety of religious perspectives and a variety of time periods.

Please submit a 500-word abstract by January 15, 2014 to Sara Anderson at

The American Literature Association's 25th annual conference will meet at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill on May 22-25, 2014 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).