19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.
The Iris Murdoch Review board invites essays relating to the life and work of Iris Murdoch and her circle for the eleventh edition of the Review. Essays must conform to the Review's formatting guidelines and be approxmately 7000 words in length. Essays may focus on her fiction, philosophy, theology, life, informal writings, or her engagement with other figures in her life or work.
The Iris Murdoch Review (Kingston University Press) is a peer-review journal that publishes articles on the life and work of Iris Murdoch and her milieu on a yearly basis. The Review aims to represent the breadth and eclecticism of contemporary critical approaches to Murdoch, and particularly welcomes new perspectives and lines of inquiry.
In keeping with this year’s MMLA conference theme of “Cultures of Collectivity”, this panel solicits propositions that reflect on the many ways in which the individual and the collective were conceived in pre-revolutionary society. Rather than viewing the individual and the collective as being separate facets of social existence, papers that look at the liminal movement between subjective experience and the larger political body will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:
The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on topics relevant to O'Connor's interpretations of and commentary on her own work, including but not limited to: the value of deferring to O'Connor's readings of her own stories, O'Connor's religious vision, O'Connor's definitions of grotesque or gothic, or O'Connor's politics. We want to know: how much should we let O'Connor dictate the meaning of her work? Please send a 300-word abstract by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020.
The Flannery O’Connor Society invites papers on any topic in the life and works of Flannery O’Connor. Please send 300-word abstracts by June 15, 2020, to Sarah Shermyen, University of Georgia, at email@example.com. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract. Paper will be read at SAMLA in Jacksonville, FL; November 13-15, 2020.
This panel is dedicated to discussing Eastern/Russian Orthodox traditions, morality, culture, hagiography, iconography, mysticism, practices, monasticism, and beliefs as they pertain to (or appear within) Russian and Slavic literature. Discussions of religious influence are critical to the study of many of the greatest Russian authors and poets--Dostoevsky and Tolstoy amongst many others. Still, little scholarship has explored how both Dostoevsky and Tolstoy had extraordinarily different views of the Orthodox faith and of Christianity in general, and how this might have influenced their existential perspectives of life and death, meaning and purpose, as well as their works.
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of Open Theology
"Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World”
Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)
Sarah Nicholson (University of Glasgow)
On April 30th, 2020, protesters flocked into Lansing, MI, to contest stay-at-home orders that slowed the spread of Covid-19. A number of the crowd carried assault rifles, Confederate flags, swastikas and nooses. Such displays of racism and violence prompt a questioning of the “right to protest” and “allowed” voice, especially when such displays harm people.
Call for Book Proposals: Environment and Religion
deadline for submissions:
August 15th, 2020
full name / name of organization: Series Editor: Gabrie’l J. Atchison, SUNY College at Brockport, USA
contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environment and Religion in Feminist-Womanist, Queer, and Indigenous Perspectives