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CFP: [Religion] Conference on Literature & Christianity Allied Session, Open Topic (3/27/2007; SCMLA, 10/29/09-10/31

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 6:06pm
Luke Lightfoot

Conference on Literature & Christianity Allied Session,
 Open Topic, to be held at the South Central MLA 2009, Baton Rouge, LA.

Please submit a one-page abstract by March 27th, 2009 to Luke Lightfoot:

Emailed submissions preferred.

Luke Lightfoot
Lee Properties
P.O. Box 22775
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-2775
Cell: 405-205-8490

CFP: [Religion] 2012 edited collection

Monday, January 12, 2009 - 1:17am
Joseph Gelfer

2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time
An edited collection to be published in 2010 by Equinox Publishers.

UPDATE: [Religion] Speaker Update/Deadline Extension

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 3:13am
Daniel V Facchinetti

"Bodies in Motion"
The University of Rhode Island’s Third Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stuart Pimm, Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke
Extended Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2009

UPDATE: [Religion] Waiting Time

Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:39pm
The Comparative Literature Department at NYU

Waiting Time
New York University
Department of Comparative Literature
Graduate Student Conference
April 16-19, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Marshall Berman

Waiting Time

What are we waiting for? What awaits us? While often dismissed as a period of wastefulness or
lost time, waiting may also intensify experience and become a condition in which to consider
questions of modernity, aesthetic process, politics, erotics and the tempos of everyday life.

UPDATE: [Religion] Myth and Fairy Tale and Pop Culture

Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 3:33am
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended!!!
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2008
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 30th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 25-28 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
The Special and Enduring Significance of “Little Red Riding
Hood,” “Cinderella,” and “Snow White” in American Popular Culture, Where

CFP: [Religion] Emerging Studies: a call for scholarship about the emerging church movement

Monday, November 24, 2008 - 9:29pm
Matt Oakes

Emerging Studies: a call for scholars concerned with the emerging church movement

I am seeking academic collaborators (faculty, graduate students, independents) who are
interested in sharing their scholarship on the emerging church. While any project would
inevitably include theological considerations, interdisciplinary approaches to the movement are
of particular interest:
- religious studies
- cultural studies
- literary and political theory
- literature
- history
- philosophy
- anthropology
- political science

UPDATE: [Religion] Kurt Vonnegut Panels at 2009 ALA in Boston

Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 7:31pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

The Kurt Vonnegut Society
Call for Papers

Please note: EXTENDED DEADLINE â€" January 15, 2009

The Kurt Vonnegut Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at
two sessions of the 2009 American Literature Association in Boston, MA,
May 21-24. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society
(though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 250-word
abstract for 15-minute presentations to Robert Tally at by January 15, 2008.

CFP: [Religion]

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 6:25am
Nath Aldalala'a

CFP: Mapping Emergent Arab and Muslim Literatures in English

Call for Papers:

The Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Anglo-Arab and Muslim Writing
(jointly hosted by University of Nizwa, Oman and University of Sunderland,

Mapping Emergent Arab and Muslim Literatures in English (University of
Nizwa, Oman, April 11-12, 2009)

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Stuart Sim (University of Sunderland)
Dr. Layla Al Maleh (University of Kuwait)
Dr. Syrine Hout (American University of Beirut)

UPDATE: [Religion] Arab Culture in the U.S.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 12:15am

[The Conference organizers have extended the deadlines for submissions and
priority registration. Please see below.]

Accepting Proposals for the Area “Arab Culture in the U.S.” at the 30th
conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association & American
Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA)

Conference Date: February 25-28, 2009
Conference URL:

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: +1.505.8423.1234
Fax: +1.505.766.6710

Deadlines for Submission and Registration:
Priority Rate Deadline Extension: 12/1/2008

UPDATE: [Religion] Religion: Open Topic for FRS 2009

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 3:29am
LeAnn R. Nash

The 2009 North Texas Federation Rhetoric Symposium will be held February
6, 2009 at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The conference theme
is “Memory: Rhetoric’s Forgotten Canon.” Proposals may be related to the
theme, but it is not required. Please submit your 250 word (one page)
proposal for the “Religion: Open Topic” session by email to Include the session
topic "Religion: Open Topic" on the subject line of your email.

Final Deadline for submission: December 19, 2008.

UPDATE: [Religion] The Machine in the Garden 2.0

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 3:34am
Lindsay Cobb


University of North Carolina at Charlotte

January 30, 2009 ● 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) ● 3rd Floor Salons

. . . So many inventions have been added that life seems almost made over
new . . . - Ralph Waldo Emerson

CFP: [Religion] The Religious Turn in Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 4:45am
Andrew Bozio

Call for Papers

The Religious Turn in Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies
A Two-Day Conference held by the Early Modern Colloquium
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
February 6-7, 2009

Keynote Speakers: Sarah Beckwith (Duke University) and Arthur Marotti
(Wayne State University)

The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate interdisciplinary group at the
University of Michigan, is requesting submissions for its conference on the
religious turn in late medieval and early modern studies, to be held
February 6-7, 2009.


Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 4:14pm
Sebnem Toplu

This symposium invites reconsideration of modernity, modernism and
postmodernism from literary, cultural and a wide range of
interdisciplinary aspects, aiming to broaden the current debates.

Panel proposals chaired by colleagues from different universities are
especially welcome, along with individual papers, roundtables, workshops
and performances either in English or Turkish. Please note that there
will be no translations during the symposium.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

UPDATE: [Religion] Region, Religion and Early Modern Literature

Monday, November 3, 2008 - 12:45pm
David Coleman

Region, Religion and Early Modern Literature: A One-Day Conference
Institute of English Studies, University of London
2 April 2009

Keynote Speakers: Tom Healy, Willy Maley

Confirmed Speakers include: Rebecca Bailey, Francisco J. Borge, Jan Frans
van Dijkhuizen, Helen Hackett

CFP: [Religion] Graduate Student Conference: Indiana University - Bloomington

Monday, November 3, 2008 - 4:05am
Ana Maria Owusu-Tyo

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative
submissions for a National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student
Conference entitled "Transmission, Translation, Relocation" to be held
at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 26-28, 2009.

UPDATE: [Religion] CFP: Ecology & Ideology

Monday, November 3, 2008 - 1:10am
Gerry Canavan

Polygraph 22â€"Call for Papers

Special Issue: Ecology and Ideology

The contemporary moment abounds with speculation concerning our ecological
future. Specialists in a variety of fields forecast immanent catastrophe,
stemming from a combination of climate change, fossil-fuel depletion, and
consumer waste. The recent bestowal of the Nobel Peace Prize on a group of
scientists studying climate change indicates the degree to which “peace”
has come to signify ecological balance; even the declaration by the Vatican
of a new set of “7 Deadly Sins for the modern age” includes pollution in an
attempt to grapple with the potential of individuals to inflict ecological
damage on a global scale.

CFP: [Religion] Religion and Popular Culture

Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 10:09pm
Justin Scott-Coe

Call for Submissions
Religion and Popular Culture
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Deadline: 15 May 2009

At a time when many in the U.S. and around the world encounter religion as
a polarizing subject, one especially revered by some and utterly contested
by others, this issue of Reconstruction seeks to explore questions arising
at the intersection of religious experience and popular culture. To engage
the relationship of religion and popular culture requires discipline-based,
trans-disciplinary, and inter-disciplinary approaches in order to interpret
these broad ranges of human experience.

CFP: [Religion] 9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference

Monday, October 27, 2008 - 10:43pm
Raquel Baker

9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
April 3-5, 2009

Love, Loss and Empire
University of Iowa

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
intersections among critical and creative approaches to writing both
within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference will examine the
imbrication of affect and empire and will explore the ways in which
affect blurs the lines between presence, absence, past, present, future,
coloniality, postcoloniality and other liminal or ephemeral textual and
identity positions within the increasingly globalized experience of our
present moment.

UPDATE: [Religion] Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production, Knowledge, Authenticity

Monday, October 27, 2008 - 1:31pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference


Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production,
Knowledge, Authenticity

The fourth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Faking It!
Production, Knowledge, Authenticity,” a graduate student conference to be
held February 20-22, 2009, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century
Studies and its 2007-09 research theme “Past Knowing.”

CFP: [Religion] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:49am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern