Secularity and Faith in Contemporary Literature; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (10/31-11/2 2014); 5/31 Deadline
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 http://www.pamla.org/2014 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.