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CFP: [Religion] Harriet Beecher Stowe and 19thC Religious Communities (1/10/08; ALA 5/22-5/25/08)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 2:20am
Ryan Cordell

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society will be sponsoring two panels at the upcoming American
Literature Association (ALA) Conference, held May 22-25, 2008 in San Francisco. More
information about the conference is available here:

More information about the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society and our panels is available here:

"Harriet Beecher Stowe and 19th Century Religious Communities"

CFP: [Religion] Christianity and literature

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 4:43pm
John Sykes

The SE Conference on Christianity and Literature will be host its annual
meeting at Wingate University (twenty-five miles east of Charlotte, NC)
on Apr 10-12, 2008. We invite papers of 2000-2500 words on the
conference theme, "Christian Humanism in a Postmodern Age." Suitable
topics include:
*Contemporary fiction or poetry dealing with the future of Christianity
*Literary treatments of encounters between religions
*The emergence of postmodern themes in modern literature
*C.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, or other "public" Christian intellectuals
*Classic expressions of Christian humanism from any period.

Our keynote speaker is Ralph C. Wood. Submit papers to


Monday, December 3, 2007 - 8:35pm
mohammad mehdi zare

Suggests a theory in which religion supposed as a play which has been
translated into different languages in different ages for different
societies. The original text of this play is written by who is called
ALLAH (by Muslims), God (by Christians), Yasatas (in ancient Persian),
Yazdan and IZAD (in Persia). People, who believe in a creator, they have
a holly book and they believe that it is the word of god and he has sent
it to them by his prophets; Muslims’ book is called Koran, Christians’
book is called Gospel, Jewish book has called Tanach, and the
Zoroastrians’ book is Avesta. All of us pray and worship a creator ; we
all believe that when good people die, they go to a beautiful and calm

UPDATE: [Religion] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:06am
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku

Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies

CFP: [Religion] CFP: Religion, Faith, Spirituality: An Interdisciplinary and International Postgraduate Conference

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 1:45pm
Nathan Abrams

Religion, Faith, Spirituality: An Interdisciplinary and International
Postgraduate Conference on the Past, Present and Future

25-26 June 2008

To be held by the Graduate School of the College of Arts and Humanities,
Bangor University, Wales.

Proposals for presentations are welcomed from postgraduates which consider,
but are not limited to, the following topics from the broad area of
religion, faith and spirituality:

UPDATE: [Religion] The Messianic (12/3/07; ACLA, 4/24/08-4/27/08)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 1:38am
Jay Twomey

Deadline extension: Abstracts now due Dec. 3, 2008

Second Comings and Strange Goings (On): Versions of the Messianic

Seminar Organizers:

Jay Twomey, University of Cincinnati (
W. David Hall, Centre College (

CFP: [Religion] The Messianic (12/3/07; ACLA, 4/24/08-4/27/08)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 1:38am
Jay Twomey

Deadline extension: Abstracts now due Dec. 3, 2008

Second Comings and Strange Goings (On): Versions of the Messianic

Seminar Organizers:

Jay Twomey, University of Cincinnati (
W. David Hall, Centre College (

UPDATE: [Religion] Graven Images Conference - Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 12:00am
A. David Lewis

Call for papers --

April 11-13, 2008

Presented by the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts and the New
England-Maritimes American Academy of Religion Boston University Department
of Religion

***Keynote Speaker: James Sturm (The Golem’s Mighty Swing, and James
Sturm’s America: God, Gold, and Golems)***

UPDATE: [Religion] AEGIS conference

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 4:00am
Krystal MCMillen

Call For Papers: Power of Form and Forms of Power

Annual AEGIS Conference at SIUC
Carbondale Illinois
April 3rd-5th 2008

UPDATE: [Religion] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 8:03pm
Matt Hurwitz

The University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization is proud to
announce the speakers for our upcoming 2008 Graduate
Conference “Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in
Literature, Composition, and the Profession” to be held March 7-8. This
year’s speakers will be Patricia Bizzell, Meredith Hall, and Sharon
O’Dair. We are thrilled that they have all agreed to speak on various
aspects of the conference theme. See below for more detailed information
about each speaker.

We are also announcing a change to our proposal deadline; the new
deadline is Monday, December 10th by noon.

CFP: [Religion] Secular Religion: ACLA panel

Monday, November 5, 2007 - 3:36pm
Amy Smith

American Comparative Literature Association
"Arrivals and Departures"
Long Beach, CA
April 24-27, 2008
Seminar: "Secular Religion"
While the debate over secularization, which once seemed settled, has been
reopened, there is no question that religion has changed in the modern
age. The needs and desires expressed in religion, and elements that we
recognize from religion â€"- the desire for transcendence, ritual,
symbolism, the search for meaning, etc. â€"- take on new forms in the arts,
popular culture, theory (philosophy, psychology, anthropology, etc),
private life, politics, and other sites. This seminar concerns the

CFP: [Religion] American Saints and Sainthood in America

Monday, October 29, 2007 - 3:57pm
Heather Hartel

American Saints and Sainthood in America

Paper proposals on any and all aspects of Catholic sainthood in the
American context are being solicited for a panel on American Saints and
Sainthood in America for the 2008 Spring Conference of the American
Catholic Historical Association Conference to be held April 3-5, 2008 at
St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana.

UPDATE: [Religion]

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 8:40am
Nina Sabolik

Demystifying Stigma: The Dilemma of Difference

CFP: [Religion] âRevelations: Discoveries in Sacred and Secular Literature & Artâ (1/21/08; 4/18-19/08)

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 5:53pm
Heather Martin

CONFERENCE DATES: April 18-19, 2008 at Baylor University, Waco, TX

Literary scholars, philosophers, artists, and theologians from all faith
traditions have long investigated the capacity of both sacred and secular
literature and art to reveal meaning. We welcome individual papers and
panel proposals from graduate students that deal with various traditions
and such topics as how meaning is revealed, what is the content of the
revelation, and what are the origins of meaning.

Possible paper topics may include but are not limited to:

• Potential tension between creation of meaning and discovery of revelation

CFP: [Religion] Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 1:37am
Salah D. Hassan

Call for Papers

The 3rd Muslim Studies Conference
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Conference Dates: April 3-5

Conference Title: “Muslims, Race and the Public Sphere”

Keynote Speakers: Mahmood Mamdani, Geneive Abdo, and Howard Winant

CFP: [Religion] The Messianic (11/15/07; ACLA, 4/24/08-4/27/08)

Monday, October 1, 2007 - 2:37pm
Jay Twomey

Second Comings and Strange Goings (On): Versions of the Messianic

Seminar Organizers:

Jay Twomey, University of Cincinnati (
W. David Hall, Centre College (

CFP: [Religion] Spiritual Passages –– Religion and Literature

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 6:55pm
Maryellen Potts

Call for Papers: College English Association National Conference

St. Louis, Missouri

March 27-29, 2008

Inspired by the St. Louis Gateway Arch, CEA pays tribute to St. Louis and
to the many pioneers who passed through its threshold, risking the world
they knew for nothing more (or less) than the promise of a new beginning.
Our theme for the 2008 conference is PASSAGES.

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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