[UPDATE] SWCCL "Has Literature Lost Its Faith?" Nov 14-15

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
jwilson@jbu.edu

"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"

Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.

Of particular interest will be those papers considering contemporary writers and the current state of faith in the arts. Discussions on Christian MFAs, Christian literature journals, religious writing conferences in general as well as presentations of creative work that exemplifies literary excellence and religious issues will also be considered.

Also, we are seeking panelists who would like to discuss Boyagoda's recent novel Beggar's Feast.

Please send CV with a 250 word abstract to jwilson@jbu.edu by MAY 1 for priority consideration.

 

For more information, see the website:http://www.jbu.edu/hss/conference/registration/

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
professional_topics
religion
romantic
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian