Secularity and Faith in Contemporary Literature; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (10/31-11/2 2014); 5/31 Deadline

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California. The conference will take place October 31-November 2, 2014.

How do contemporary writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? What are the tensions associated with inhabiting a post-secular age? The panel especially welcomes papers on the following authors: Cormac McCarthy, Marilynn Robinson, Ian McEwen, and Jeffrey Eugenides.

To submit a proposal, go to and click on "Submit a Proposal Now". Submissions are due by May 31, 2014. If a paper is accepted, the presenters must join the PAMLA by June 1, 2013. Additional proposal guidelines are available at the PAMLA website.