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CFP: [Religion] Specs: Sympathetic Interfaces between Creative/Critical Practices (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 2:57am
Vidhu Aggarwal

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical
practices. The journal invokes the spirit of John Dewey, for whom thinking
begins in flux, in the "peculiar combination of the understood and
nonunderstood."

The editors invite submissions of critical and/or creative work for both
the print and web issue, including critical articles, fiction, non-fiction
(of up to 6000 works), poetry (3-5 poems) and artwork.

CFP: [Religion] Religious Narratives in Word and Image

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 2:22pm
James M. Kee

INTERFACES invites inquiries and proposed essays for an issue on the roles
played by narratives in religious traditions. Proposals may address
themselves to narratives presented either verbally or visually. Those
which address narratives presented in both media are especially welcome.
The issue will concern itself with the distinctive functions of narratives
and the need within traditions for certain basic narratives to be re-told.
Essays may focus upon narratives from any major religious tradition.

CFP: [Religion] Amnesty for the Damned: Origenâs Heresy of Universal Salvation in Literature

updated: 
Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 4:35am
Marc Edward DiPaolo

Does Virgil earn an escape from the circle of the virtuous pagans after
he helps Dante the Pilgrim achieve moral reform in The Divine Comedy?
What is the significance of the conflation of Hell and Purgatory in C.S.
Lewis’ The Great Divorce, and why are some lost souls ultimately able to
escape hell and enter Heaven? What does it mean in Milton’s Paradise
Lost when Satan learns that Hell was initially intended to be a temporary
disciplinary measure and not a permanent prison? In the film What Dreams
May Come, how is Robin Williams’ character able to rescue his wife’s soul
from Hell when such a rescue had never before been achieved? In the

CFP: Reformation Research: Literature, History, Culture (6/30/07; 5/8/08-5/11/08)

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:28pm
Thum, Maureen

SOCIETY FOR REFORMATION RESEARCH SPONSORED SESSIONS
43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 8-11, 2008
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

We invite Papers on Reformation Literature, History, Culture for the
following sessions

Reformation I: Difficult Texts

The texts of the Reformation frequently offer vexed questions which
impact the study of the Reformation across the disciplines. Session
One invites papers on scholarly and pedagogical issues involving
problematic texts of the Reformation.

Reformation II: Problematic Figures

CFP: International Journal of Religion and Sport (no deadline; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 10:33pm
Christopher Anderson

The International Journal of Religion and Sport is a forthcoming refereed publication examining and analyzing the interchanges between world religions, religious practice, spirituality, wellness and global sport. The editors of the journal seek submissions which take seriously the study of religion and sport as well as scholarship investigating notions of sport as religious or spiritual practice. The journal seeks contributions using diverse methodological approaches to religion and sport from a variety of disciplines such as myth and ritual studies, historical studies, popular culture studies, wellness studies, and liturgical studies.

UPDATE: Travel Narratives: East and West in the Holy Land (5/15/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

updated: 
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 9:16pm
JUDY A. HAYDEN

Update:

Call for Papers: Renaissance Society of America 2008 Conference

                          Chicago, Illinois 3-5 April, 2008

East and West in the Holy Land. 1517-1713.

This session will take a comparative look at travel to the Levant, but
more specifically to the Holy Land. How differently do people from
various regions reflect on the experience? Given the Jewish, Christian,
and Muslim veneration for the land, what role does religious belief play
in the making of the geographical narratives? What social, theological,
and/or political views do the narratives express? How might church or
state governments utilize these views and to what purpose?

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/16/07; 2/14/08-2/16/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 7:25pm
Marny Parkin

Life, the Universe, and Everything XXVI: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith
Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held February 14-16,
2008, on the Provo, Utah, campus of Brigham Young University. Guests
include Gail Carson Levine. (For more information, see http://
ltue.byu.edu.)

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas (but
others can be considered):

• Literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature
(medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, etc.)

• Science and technology (especially new or unusual)

• Analysis of sf&f relating to poetry and/or theatre

• Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f

CFP: Protestant Depictions of Catholicism in Elizabethan and Jacobean Literature (5/15/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

updated: 
Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:05pm
Horacio Sierra

This panel seeks to interrogate the ways in which Protestant authors
depict Catholicism during the Elizabethan and Jacobean era in
non-propagandistic literature. Papers should reflect on issues that
reveal the complex ways in which the divide between Protestantism and
Catholicism is articulated in drama, prose, or poetry. Were Protestant
authors always critical of their Catholic peers? How do potentially
crypto-Catholic authors like Shakespeare express their Catholic
sympathies to a Protestant audience? What is the significance of nuns
and friars in plays like "Measure for Measure," "Romeo and Juliet," "The
Jew of Malta," and "'Tis Pity She's a Whore"? How do political fears

UPDATE: Theology and Religion in Robert A. Heinlein (5/15/07; Heinlein, 7/6/07-7/8/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm
Lisa N. D'Amico

    Call for Papers
   
  Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Event and Academic Conference
  July 6-8, 2007
  Kansas City, MO
   
  Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2007
   
  We invite abstracts for papers, roundtable discussions, and presentation/lectures on any topic related to the representation of theological and religious matters in the works of novelist and futurist Robert A. Heinlein.
   
  Heinlein achieved fame (or perhaps infamy) with his controversial depictions of various religions, real and imaginary. Was he an atheist, an agnostic, or a true believer whose "impatience with human institutions" forced him to mock the institution while still honoring what it stood for?
   

CPF: Travel Narratives: East and West in the Holy Land (5/15/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:50pm
JUDY A. HAYDEN

Call for Papers: Renaissance Society of America 2008 Conference

                          Chicago, Illinois 3-5 April, 2008

East and West in the Holy Land. 1517-1713.

This session will take a comparative look at travel to the Levant, but
more specifically to the Holy Land. How differently do people from
various regions reflect on the experience? Given the Jewish, Christian,
and Muslim veneration for the land, what role does religious belief play
in the making of the geographical narratives? What social, theological,
and/or political views do the narratives express? How might church or
state governments utilize these views and to what purpose?

CFP: Ritual & Spirituality in the African Diaspora (6/1/07; 1/24/08-2/3/08)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:57pm
Deidre Crumbley

Dear Colleagues,

Publishing a conference paper in a refereed journal is rarely the immediate
outcome of a conference presentation; however, this call for papers is also
a call for such scholarly articles.

 

Please read the email below, visit the website listed below, and if you
still have questions, feel free to contact me directly.

 

Do pass this call on by word of mouth and via your other list-serves.

 

Finally, encourage your Ph.D students to submit abstracts -- the Zora forum
is an excellent source of both intellectual support and constructive
criticism.

 

Deidre Crumbley

            deidre_crumbley_at_ncsu.edu

919 787 8153

 

CFP: Faith and Spirituality in World Cinema (8/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 8:10pm
Kenneth R. Morefield

Institutional grant funding has been secured to custom publish an anthology
of new essays dealing with the depiction of religious faith or spirituality
in world cinema. The editors seek proposals for critically informed,
previously unpublished essays that explore the representation of faith and
spirituality in canonical works of film. Although all proposals are
welcome, essays dealing with one or more of the following directors are
especially solicited:

CFP: Lollard Affiliations (UK) (9/1/07; 7/11/08-7/13/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:49pm
Patrick Hornbeck

[Apologies for cross-posting.]

CALL FOR PAPERS

Lollard Affiliations: Historical, Literary, Theological
Oriel College, Oxford, 11-13 July 2008

Plenary speakers: Anne Hudson, Alastair Minnis, Peter Marshall

CFP: The Church Fathers and Early Modern English Culture (5/1/07; 10/19/07-10/21/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:49pm
Mitchell M. Harris

CFP: Resurrecting the =93First Five Hundred=94: The Fathers and Early =20=

Modern English Culture, 1500-1660

In his =93Challenge Sermon=94 delivered at St. Paul=92s Cross on =
November =20
26, 1559, Bishop John Jewel argued that the English divines would =20
assert as foundational the underlying belief that the ancient Fathers =20=

CFP: Tyndale, More and Their Circles (10/1/07, 7/3/08-7/6/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:48pm
John Flood

CALL FOR PAPERS

'Tyndale, More and their circles: Persecution and martyrdom under the
Tudors.'

 

Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, 3-6 July 2008

 

This will be an interdisciplinary conference which will bring together
scholars interested in the religious history and literature of the Tudor
period. Although there will be a focus on lives, works and reputations of
Tyndale and More, papers are sought on martyrdom, religious persecution and
inter-Christian conflict generally and thus may range in subject from Anne
Askew to Edmund Campion.

 

CFP: Christianity in Culture and Literature (1/15/08; online journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:36pm
mhorn3_at_kent.edu

Dulia et Latria (roughly translated as service to man and service to
God) is an online journal dedicated to exploring dulia and latria
within the Christian faith. In his late 14th century Tractatus de
Mandatis Divinis, John Wycliffe, writing against iconic idolatry within
the Catholic church, defined dulia as the reverence men and women owe
to each other and latria as the reverence a man or woman owes only to
God. He was interested in developing a taxonomy for and an analysis of
duties involved in the horizontal relationship between created beings
themselves and the vertical relationship between the created and the
creator, and so are we. With our journal we wish to showcase current and

UPDATE: Promethean Visions and Communities of Belief in 19th-Century American Literature (3/28/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:35pm
Dr. William Corley

**Deadline for abstracts and proposals has been extended until March 28,
2007.**

Promethean Visions and Communities of Belief in 19th-Century American
Literature

An accepted special session for the Pacific Ancient & Modern Language
Association (PAMLA) annual conference to be held on November 2 & 3,
2007, on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA

CFP: Yiddish and Christianity: Yiddish Literature Discussion Group (3/20/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 2:53am
Marc Caplan

CALL FOR PAPERS
MLA Convention 2007 (Chicago)
Discussion Group on Yiddish Literature

Yiddish and Christianity. Yiddish emerged and developed within
Christian Europe. How did this effect the language and its culture?
What attitudes have Christians adopted towards Yiddish? How do
Yiddish literature and other cultural forms portray Christians? How
do modern Yiddish writers depict Jesus?

Abstracts (500 words, maximum) to be sent by March 20 to Beatrice Caplan,
<bcaplan7_at_jhu.edu>

CFP: Performance and Spirituality (5/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 2:53am
ISPSEditor_at_aol.com

Performance and Spirituality:

The Journal of the Institute for the Study of Performance and Spirituality

CFP: "Delineating the Field": Submission Deadline, May 15, 2007.

(The Institute for the Study of Performance and Spirituality is an emerging
research center that operates in association with the Martin E. Segal Theatre
Center of The Graduate Center, of the City University of New York.)

CFP: Alternative Expressions of the Numinous (Australia) (6/1/07; 8/17/07-8/19/07)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:44am
Helen Farley

The Queensland Society for the Study of Religion (QSSR) in conjunction with
the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University of
Queensland, Brisbane, Australia presents

*************************************
***Alternative Expressions of the Numinous***
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**Date: Friday 17 - Sunday 19 August 2007

**Venue: School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University
of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia

**Conference Chairs:

Helen Farley
Danielle Kirby, and
Julie Washington

***Call for Papers:

Abstracts (250 words) are invited for, but not limited to, the following
strands:

CFP: Christianity, Love, and Desire (3/12/07; AAA,11/28/07-12/2/07)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:43pm
Lydia Cabell Boyd

Proposed Panel
American Anthropological Association (AAA): Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 2007
Washington, DC

Please send paper abstracts (250 words) and direct inquiries to: Lydia
Boyd (lydia.boyd_at_nyu.edu) by March 12th.

Hookin' up (with Jesus): Kinship, Desire, and Love among born-again
young adults in the Global South

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