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UPDATE: [Religion] GEMCS: Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures (6/20/08; 11/20-23/08)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 7:37pm
Deborah Montuori

Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies 2008
"Appetite, Desire, and Gargantuan Pleasures"

November 20-23, 2008, Philadelphia

* * * The deadline for submissions of proposals for panels, workshops,
and individual papers has been extended to July 11, 2008. * * *

Pre-constituted panels or workshops should be comprised of no fewer than
four and no more than five participants, and in order to allow the
greatest possible amount of discussion, we ask that presenters in these
panels limit their comments to ten minutes each.

CFP: [Religion] SE Conference on Christianity and Literature

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 8:25pm
Paul K. Hesselink

    The 2009 Southeast Regional CCL Conference will be held April 2-4 at
Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, near Chattanooga,
Tennessee. The theme of the conference will be "'Hebrew Melodies': The Old
Testament as Literature; The Old Testament in Literature." The featured
speaker will be Scott C. Jones, an Old Testament scholar who is an
authority on the book of Job.
    Papers may focus on such topics as literary art in the Old Testament,
the influence of the Psalms in the Western tradition, the use of the Old
Testament by Christian or secular authors, the Old Testament and film.
Papers on any aspect of the relationship between Christianity and

CFP: [Religion] (Collection) Resurrecting the "First Five Hundred": The Church Fathers in Early Modern England

Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 9:33pm
Mitchell M. Harris

In his "Challenge Sermon" delivered at St. Paul’s Cross on November 26, 1559, Bishop John Jewel
argued that the Church Fathers were the true architects of the Christian religion and that the
English people would no longer be subjected to the sort of medieval tampering that had led the
one true Church astray. "The first five hundred years of the church," he would argue, "are worth
more than the whole thousand that followed afterward." For this collection, we are seeking
essays that address the topic of the Church Fathers in early modern English culture. Topics
addressed may include (but will not be limited to) the rhetorical, political, ethical, and material

CFP: [Religion] CFP: Collected Edition, "Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels"

Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 12:20am
A. Dave Lewis

Book Collection - Deadline: 8/01/08

The success of the “Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic
Novels” conference held April 11-13, 2008 at Boston University has
generated publisher interest in turning its various essays into a print
book collection. Given the limited time previously available for
presentations last April, the conference organizers are now inviting
supplemental submissions to the “Graven Images” collection from further
individuals who did not read their papers live at the 2008 conference.

UPDATE: [Religion] Popular Print Cultures

Monday, June 2, 2008 - 2:08pm
Kirsten MacLeod

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
27-30 August 2008

Having received additional funding we are able to expand the conference and
extend the deadline for submission of proposals to June 30th.

CFP: [Religion] Ecology & Ideology

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 2:57am
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] Decadence at the Transatlantic Fin de Siècle

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:47pm
Jack Shear

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Conference on Nineteenth
Century Transatlanticism

1st Annual Graduate Conference of the American Studies and Victorian
Studies Associations
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York November 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Leonard Tennenhouse, Brown University

Panel Topic:

CFP: [Religion] Irish Studies Area at MPCA/MACA

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 3:26pm
Kathleen Turner

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest
American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming
conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October
3-5, 2008 at the Hiltonâ€"Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Irish Studies to the area chair
via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner,
Department of English, Northern Illinois University at Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

CFP: [Religion] Postsecular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency

Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 4:16pm
Prof. Anton Kirchhofer

Post-Secular Britain? Religion, Secularity, and Cultural Agency:
Annual Conference of the German Association for the Study of British
Cultures, November 20 - 22, 2008, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Deadline for abstracts is May 1, 2008.

Please submit abstracts electronically to:
Prof. Dr. Anton Kirchhofer (e-mail: ) or
Dr. Richard Stinshoff (e-mail: )

Conference information: <>

CFP: [Religion] Creative Fantasy in Religious Imagination (Sydney, Australia)

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 9:53am
Leon Wild

CFP - Sydney - Creative fantasy in religious imagination
The Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics and
The Society for Studies in Religion, Literature and the Arts

Invite submissions for papers on

for the Conference organized at the University of Sydney on
Friday-Saturday, September 26-27, 2008.

CFP: [Religion] CFP

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 1:48pm
Julie Spergel

Submission deadline: May 25, 2008.
The journal will be published in August 2008.

Undergraduate and graduate students may submit work from any discipline
relating to the Jewish experience in Canada.

Submissions should be sent to:
All submissions will be kept confidential by the editors.

Authors of published papers will receive a stipend to further encourage
their work in this field.

Students who wish to gather articles or engage in publicity work are
encouraged to contact the editors of the journal, Julie Spergel or Hyla
Korn at:

UPDATE: [Religion] SWCCL: Christianity and the &quot;Things of this World&quot;

Monday, March 24, 2008 - 12:43pm
Andrew Armond and Ben Myers

2008 Regional Conference
Christianity and the "Things of this World"

October 2-3, 2008
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma
Keynote Speaker: Gregory Wolfe
Keynote Address: "The Poetics of Desire: Sacramentalism vs. Gnosticism in
Contemporary Literature"

CFP: [Religion] Affective Aesthetics: Representations of Emotion

Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:54pm
Rice University

Æffective Æsthetics: Representation of Emotion

Rice Graduate Symposium, September 26-27, 2008
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Affective representation in both artistic and lived experience is
frequently explained in terms of competing social, political, and
cultural systems that often nullify one another. Compounding the problem
is the tendency for affect to complicate how we think about
representation; it seems that the two are inextricable. Through
investigating representations of affect within a variety of fields, this
conference proposes to find inroads that will bring the competing claims
of various discourses together into productive dialogue.

CFP: [Religion] Writing Religion in Early-Modern and Enlightenment Europe

Friday, March 21, 2008 - 2:22pm
Clotilde Prunier

Writing Religion in Early-Modern and Enlightenment Europe
An international conference on religious letters and correspondence

Friday 19th June â€" Saturday 20th June 2009

Centre de Recherches sur la Renaissance, L’Age Classique et les Lumières
(CNRS, UMR 5186)
University of Montpellier, France

CFP: [Religion] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:50pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Religion] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:44am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Religion] Generative Anthropology Summer Conference (GASC) 2008 - Deadline Extension

Friday, March 7, 2008 - 3:14am
Amir Khan

Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions (500 words) for
the 2008 Generative Anthropology Summer Conference has been extended to
March 31st.

Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human
Generative Anthropology Summer Conference
Chapman University, Orange, California
Thursday 26 June Sunday
29 June 2008

Call for Papers

Chapman University is pleased to present the 2nd annual Generative
Anthropology Summer Conference, with the thematic focus "Esthetic
History and the Knowledge of the Human."

CFP: [Religion] Religion and JFK

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 12:53am
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

Call for papers: 1950’s and 1960’s American Poetry

This proposed session is for the interdisciplinary conference, “John F.
Kennedy: History, Memory, Legacy” to be held on the University of North
Dakota’s campus September 25-27, 2008.

CFP: [Religion] Norman Mailer Conference Papers

Friday, February 29, 2008 - 7:16pm
Deborah Martinson

OCTOBER 16-19, 2008

The Program Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations during the
Sixth Annual Conference of The Norman Mailer Society, to be held in
Provincetown, MA.

UPDATE: [Religion] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may

UPDATE: [Religion] Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:32pm
Carolyn D. Roark

Ecumenica (Formerly Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance)

Volume 5.2, Fall 2008

Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance seeks submissions for a special
issue titled Performing Islam/Muslim Realities. Conceived as a
collaborative project between the journal and the Arabic Theatre Working
Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the issue is
guest edited by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) and Marvin Carlson
(Graduate Center of CUNY, US).

CFP: [Religion] The Everyday Journal

Monday, February 4, 2008 - 5:22pm
Thomas Turner

The Everyday Journal believes that there is a desire for graduate-level
scholarship at the intersection of the study of liturgy, Christianity,
theology, and culture. This journal provides an outlet for the
formulation of scholarly ideas and research that is evolving, much like
conference papers are read and given in order to further the academic
endeavors of the presenter. We are looking for articles, meditations, and
book reviews (see specific descriptions below).

To submit work, please e-mail everydayjournal [@] gmail [dot] com

Types of Content:

UPDATE: [Religion] Journal: Religious Narratives in Word and Image

Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 7:56pm
James M. Kee

INTERFACES invites essays for an issue devoted to 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.