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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:47pm
Hülya Taflı Düzgün, PhD, Medievalist, Deparment of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The writing of a literary text is as a retrospective explanation of what is happening in the present and such writing is the deliberate re-creation in actual practice. This present includes social, cultural, religious and political events. The impact of immediate contemporary concerns is served to place a literary text at least partly outside the author’s control. The author responds to a given context of historical and cultural incident that limits his freedom to invent or adapt or explain.

Call for Articles on Indian, Southeast Asian Philosophies and Practices

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
Embodied Philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Embodied Philosophy is an online educational portal dedicated to Indian, Chinese, and Southeast Asian philosophies and practices. We are currently in the process of building a more robust writing faculty of scholars and scholar-practitioners to educate our growing audience on the nuances of Eastern thought, practice and the intersection between these modes of praxis and the contemporary cultural milieu. 

Independent one-off submissions are welcome, however EP is seeking regular monthly (or bi-monthly) contributors. Compensation packages will be offered to those who are accepted as regular writing faculty. 

2018 AUM Southern Studies Conference

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
Auburn University at Montgomery
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 16, 2017

Now in its tenth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 9-10 February 2018. Topics may include but are not limited to:

CINEMA 9 CFP: ISLAM AND IMAGES - Extended deadline 15 May 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
Cinema - Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

*With apologies for cross-posting.

15th May 2017 - ISLAM AND IMAGES

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the next issue of Cinema - Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image has been extended. We welcome abstracts until 15th May 2017.

CINEMA 9 CFP:  - Extendend deadline 15th May


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Levinas, the Material, and Ethics

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:37pm
North American Levinas Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Levinas, the Material, and Ethics

 North American Levinas Society

12th Annual International Conference

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

July 24-27, 2017 

Plenary Speakers:

Adriaan Peperzak, Loyola University Chicago

Tom Sparrow, Slippery Rock University

Annual Talmudic Lecture: Georges Hansel, SIREL


CFP (Extended Deadline 6/26/17): Blindness and Vision, Hidden and Revealed: Interpretations of Sight in Ancient Religious Texts for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3:46pm
Pete Steiger, Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This session will examine how the notion of seeing and not seeing common in many classical religious texts was interpreted by ancient commentators to elaborate certain epistemological theories. We will consider why ancient interpreters from various religious traditions frequently applied the sense of sight analogously to the act of understanding. 

This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.

Religion, Normativity, Method

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
Virginia Graduate Colloquium - UVa Religious Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017


Religion, Method, Normativity 

Virginia Graduate Colloquium

Theology, Ethics, Culture

 University of Virginia

13-14 October 2017


Religions make normative claims and scholars have normative commitments. However, religious studies often conceives of itself as an empirical discipline, aligning itself with other disciplines that are ostensibly descriptive, like history, sociology, and anthropology. This tension has led to polarization within religious studies.

Movement as Immobility - A Conference on Film and Christianity

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:09pm
Centre for Comparative Studies - University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

In Simone Weil’s “First and Last Notebooks” we find a note that describes the sea as “a movement within immobility,” the “Image of primal matter”, which leads this Christian philosopher to see music also as a movement that “takes possession of all our soul—and this movement is nothing but immobility”. Perhaps this is an even more fitting description of film, with its images in motion. Its movements can reconnect us with the movements of the world, those motions in which a mysterious sense of order, what Weil calls immobility, arises.

Reminder, Abstracts 06/15: Contemporary Muslim Women’s Voices

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 5:56am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In Emails from Scheherazad, Mohja Kahf writes back to post-9/11 neo-Orientalist epistemologies, informing Western discourses on Muslim, especially veiled, women: “Yes, I speak English/Yes, I carry explosives/They’re called words/And if you don’t get up/Off your assumptions/They’re going to blow you away” (35). Similarly, other writers, such as Leila Aboulela, Ahdaf Soueif, Hanan al-Shaykh and Tahmina Anam, work towards decolonizing Muslim women’s bodies, whilst stressing piety as a lived experience. Still others, among them Randa Abdel-Fattah, Shelina Janmohamed, G. Willow Wilson and Umm Juwayriyah, are turning to and ‘Islamizing’ youth culture genres like young adult fiction, romance, fantasy and urban fiction.