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The Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:17pm
American Literature Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to

Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.

Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with

this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to

haein.park@biola.edu by January 15, 2020.

Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Gene Wolfe special (to be published in Autumn 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:02pm
British Fantasy Society Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. Our contributors and readers have interests across many genres and in many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on. 

Boredom, (In)action, War and Warriors

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:09pm
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Boredom, (In)action, War and Warriors

27 & 28 August 2020, Amsterdam

Confirmed Keynote speaker: Professor Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto

Boredom has often been defined as idleness, slowness, doing nothing, doing

something over and over again, and waiting (Smith 1981, Daren 1999, Mæland &

Brunstad 2009, Bergstein 2009, Prozak 2017). These definitions suggest that boredom

is an experience that does not generate meanings and ideas by itself about itself.

Boredom remains constantly relevant to sociocultural and political spheres only

through its opposite. It is portrayed as the empty bubble, or the vacuum of

Future Past: memory & imaginal politics in conflict and for conflicts

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:09pm
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Future Past:

Memory and Imaginal Politics

In Conflicts and For Conflicts

Key note speaker: Professor Andrea Pető

Central European University

Amsterdam, 14th & 15th July 2020

When William Murray, Lieutenant Colonel in the Western Fronts (1914-1919) wrote:

“We ceased fighting today and I have seen the last shot fired… No more danger, no more wars

and no more mud and misery” he spoke of the future; the future that would be without

dangers, wars, mud and misery. He inscribed the future within possibilities that his present

offered to him. His future and present were entangled through the war that it was becoming

his past.

'Inhabiting Memories & Landscapes: A Cross-Disciplinary Engagement with Wendell Berry

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:25pm
Mark Clavier
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The American Agrarian writer, philosopher, and farmer Wendell Berry frequently speaks of the need to be ‘placed’, to inhabit a particular landscape and its social memory over an extended period of time. This, he argues, is a precondition for fostering communities that care for the earth and the people who live off it—what he refers to as conviviality.

Diviners and Doomsdayers: The Poet as Prophet (ALA American Poetry Symposium 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:29pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

Diviners and Doomsdayers: The Poet as Prophet

Prophecy and poetry share a long history in American literature. Since Emerson argued for poets as America’s sacred seers, the term “prophet” has been variously applied in criticism of American poetry, to suggest poets who have startling foresight (for example, Robinson Jeffers or W.S. Merwin); to highlight social and political investments (in Muriel Rukeyser or Adrienne Rich); to align human utterances with divinely inspired truths (in Allen Ginsberg or Nathaniel Mackey); or to suggest a trans-historical lineage of prophet-poets, from Jeremiah to Blake to Whitman and beyond.

This is my Body: Incarnation, Sacrament, and Community in Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature, Southeast Region
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

This is my Body: Incarnation, Sacrament, and Community in Literature

March 26-28, 2020

Milligan College, Tennessee

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gary Selby, Author of Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality: C.S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith (IVP Academic, 2019)

ATHE 2020 - Religion and Theatre Focus Group CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

 

Religion and Theatre Focus Group 

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

Detroit, Michigan

July 29 – August 2, 2020

 

Drive: Combustion, Energy, Resilience

 

Women's Resistance to Feminism(s)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
Claire Sorin/Aix-Marseille University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

From the 1911 National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage to Phyllis Schlafly’s “STOP-ERA” campaign in the 1980s and governor Kay Ivey’s recent signing into law of House Bill 314 criminalizing abortion in Alabama, women have played a prominent role in opposing feminism in the US.

Spirituality and Culture: 3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:37pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

Saturday 4th April 2020 - Sunday 5th April 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

Spirituality recognises that there is more to reality than just the material world. The intuition that our lives have meaning and are part of something bigger is a powerful motivator for us to cultivate our spiritual side. The mystical experiences and beliefs that arise from this engagement can stimulate our imagination in unexpected ways. Feelings of transcendence and awe have inspired creative people, artists, writers and composers throughout the ages, and continue to influence cultures around the world. Spirituality has certainly not gone away in a hyper-connected age, but finds new modes of expression and practice.

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