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CFP: Lacan & (a)theology (Netherlands) (2/20/07; 9/19/07-9/20/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 10:26pm
Dominiek Hoens

"The Triumph of Religion": Lacanian perspectives on (a)theology
Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
19-20 September 2007

At a press conference in Rome, 1974, when asked for his opinion about the
relation between psychoanalysis and religion, Lacan promptly replies: "In
the end, it is either the one, or the other." But he hesitates answering the
next question - 'who, then, will win the battle?' - and finally states that
"religion will never go down." Religion, so he adds, will "triumph." And
after a moment of doubt, he feels compelled to say the opposite about
psychoanalysis: it will certainly not triumph, at the best it will succeed
in 'surviving.'

CFP: Sacred, Liminal and Secular Space(s) (UK) (2/2/07; 4/21/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
Lorna Ashton-Scott

CALL FOR PAPERS (Including performances, designs, exhibitions,
installations)

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Sacred, Liminal and Secular Space(s).

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Faculty of Creativity and Culture

School of Arts and Media, Annual One Day Interdisciplinary Conference.

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Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, April 21st 2007.

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How have scholars and practitioners interpreted and appropriated space
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CFP: Literature and Religion (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:16am
aatik

61st Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
October 4-6, 2007, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Website: rmmla.wsu.edu

Call for papers
Literature and Religion Session
We welcome submission of proposals for individual papers that consider,
but are not limited to, the relationship of literature to the following
issues:

Reproduction of national/religious ideology
Religious archetypes
Religion and gender/sexuality/race
Colonialism/postcolonialism/ neocolonialism and religion
Representations of the messianic or the apocalyptic
Religion and the family/national imaginary

UPDATE: C.S. Lewis: Critic, Christian and Creative Writer (UK) (1/31/07; 4/13/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:15am
Crawford Gribben

New Deadline:

Call for papers: 'C.S. Lewis: Critic, Christian and creative writer', April
13-14, 2007, University of Manchester, UK

Contributions are invited for a major international and interdisciplinary
conference reassessing the critical, creative and theological work of C. S.
Lewis. This conference is being hosted by the University of Manchester, UK, and
is being planned in conjuction with the Centre for Literature and Belief,
University of Ulster, UK.

Contributors should send a 100-word abstract and brief CV to crawford.gribben
[at] manchester.ac.uk by January 31 2007.

CFP: The Gothic and the Sublime: Romanticism and Reason (1/10/07; SGES, 2/15/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:26pm
stacey

Southwest Graduate English Symposium – 2007
   
   
  The Gothic and the Sublime: Romanticism and Reason
   
  As I was walking among the fires of Hell,
  delighted with the enjoyments of Genius;
  which to Angels look like torment and insanity.
  I collected some of their Proverbs. – William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790
   
  How should we read these famous lines from Blake's masterpiece? What is the place of Reason in religion? Passion in morality? The Gothic in the Sublime – and vice versa?
   

CFP: Faith and the Body: Victorian Evangelicals (1/10/07; SGES, 2/15/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Monday, December 11, 2006 - 11:26pm
stacey

Southwest Graduate English Symposium – 2007
   
   
  Faith and the Body: Victorian Evangelicals
   
  "Occasionally peeping inside the leaves to see that Venus's arm was not broken, [Sue] entered with her heathen load into the most Christian city in the country by an obscure street running parallel to the main one, and round a corner to the side door of the establishment to which she was attached. Her purchases were taken straight up to her own chamber, and she at once attempted to lock them in a box that was her very own property; but finding them too cumbersome she wrapped them in large sheets of brown paper, and stood them on the floor in a corner." – Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure, 1895
   

CFP: Theory Faith Culture (UK) (1/15/07; 7/3/07-7/6/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 10:59pm
TFC

Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory

Theory Faith Culture

— an international interdisciplinary conference —

Cardiff University

3 July – 6 July 2007

Call for Papers

Religion is one of the most contested aspects of twenty-first century life. How can we understand and theorise the power of religion in the constitution of subjects and in its social, cultural and political manifestations? This conference will look at the interface between Theory, Faith and Culture. It will explore a range of theoretical approaches to the subject and attempt to further our understanding of some of the most important and pressing issues of the day.

Papers are welcomed from all relevant disciplines.

CFP: Benjamin and the Post-Secular (12/15/06; EGSA LSU, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 10:56pm
Matthew Landers

LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference on Language and Literature.
Feb. 16-17, 2007
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Members Only: Gatekeepers and the Future of Literary Studies

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Brennan, Professor of Comparative Literature,
Cultural Studies, and English, The University of Minnesota.
Selected Publications: Wars of Position: Cultural Politics of Left and
Right (2005), Ed. Music in Cuba (2001), At Home in the World:
Cosmopolitanism Now (1997).

CFP: Benjamin and the Post-Secular (EGSA LSU 12/15/06; 2/16/07-2/17/07)

CFP: Banned in Boston (1/12/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 - 10:55pm
Sweet, Nancy

Title: Banned in Boston
Proposed Panel for the American Literature Association Conference
Abstract deadline: January 12, 2007
Conference: May 24-27 in Boston, MA

The phrase "Banned in Boston" came into widespread usage in the 1920s during a particularly active campaign to censure objectionable, offensive, and obscene works in the city sometimes called "The Cradle of Liberty." This proposed panel for the 2007 Meeting of the ALA will examine the politics of moral enforcement as played out in Boston over the centuries. What social, political, religious, and economic agendas are served through the practice of censorship? How does the goal of protecting the public measure against the values of artistic liberty and freedom of speech?

CFP: Unseen Influences (grad) (1/12/07; 3/31/07)

updated: 
Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:50pm
Amy Witherbee

Another Way In:
the unseen Influences that change our worlds.

Boston College's graduate community will host a biannual literary conference on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Boston College's Yawkey Center. This conference builds upon our traditional Colloquium sessions by expanding outward to take advantage of the rich individual and institutional scholarship in the Northeastern U.S. We are looking for papers that touch upon our conference topic, a closer look at unseen influences whose movements across time, space, or community bring change. From viruses, carriers, and contaminants to inspiration and sublimation, these are the intangible forces we invite or dread. We invite you to interpret the topic broadly, but some topics might include:

CFP: The Role of Religious Performance in Rebuilding Communities (12/15/06; 7/24/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:13am
jill stevenson

CFP: The Role of Religious Performance in Rebuilding Communities—Past and
Present (opening roundtable)

"Sore Spots": The 2007 Religion and Theatre Preconference
New Orleans, July 24-25, 2007

ATHE's Religion and Theatre Focus Group will open its preconference with a
roundtable entitled "The Role of Religious Performance in Rebuilding
Communities—Past and Present." Participants will offer a 5-10 minute
presentation on a particular instance when religious performance played a
role in rebuilding or regenerating community. Participants will then engage
in a moderate discussion and Q&A with all preconference attendees.

CFP: Antisemitism and English Culture (UK) (12/15/06; 7/9/07-7/11/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:15pm
Anthony Bale

Antisemitism and English Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS [reminder; apologies for
cross-posting]

Website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/eh/conf/antisemitism/

A major international conference on the histories
and cultures of antisemitism in England, from the
Middle Ages to the present day. To be held at
Birkbeck College, University of London, Bloomsbury,
London: 9-11 July 2007.

Plenary speakers:
Anthony Julius (Birkbeck College/London Consortium,
University of London)
Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London)
Ira Katznelson (Columbia University)

Key questions to be addressed include:

CFP: Judgment & Apocalypse: Aspects & Approaches (grad) (UK) (2/1/07; 4/13/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:13pm
KP Clarke

Judgment and Apocalypse: Aspects and Approaches

The third annual Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference will be held at =20
Lincoln College Oxford on April 13th =96 14th 2007 on the theme of =20
Judgement and Apocalypse in the middle ages and Early Modern period. =20=

Contributions are welcome from diverse fields of research such as =20
history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, =20
anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers will be 20 minutes or less.
Please send a 250 word abstract in the body of your email (no =20
attachments please) to oxgradconf_at_gmail.com by 1 February 2007

Suggested topics:

CFP: The Black Church: Past, Present, Future (1/15/07; 3/29/07-3/30/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 9:05pm
Sollars, Michael D.

Call for Papers

The Black Church:
Past, Present, Future

The Department of English at Texas Southern University invites you to
submit papers to be presented at the 2007 J. Marie McCleary Symposium on
"The Black Church: Past, Present, Future." The symposium runs March
29-30 at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX.

CFP: Definitions of Success and Failure (1/12/07; 4/20/07-4/21/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:36am
Wendy Matlock

Artful Strategies/Necessary Risks: The Shifting Borders between Success and
Failure

April 20th and 21st on the campus of California State University, Sacramento

Definitions of failure and success are not bound by timeless, objective
criteria but ultimately lie in the eyes of the observer answering to ever
changing parameters of time and culture. Thus what accounts for success in
one context may well be construed as failure in other contexts, by other
observers, or by succeeding generations. The conference aims to lend a forum
to ideas that examine the shifting borders between success and failure in
literature, the arts, history, anthropology, sociology, law, politics,
religion and related fields.

UPDATE: Religion, Politics and the Great Pumpkin (11/13/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:41pm
Lynda L. Hinkle

MP Feminist International Journal is seeking submissions for its
Fall 2006 issue on the theme "Religion, Politics and the Great
Pumpkin". In the comic strip "Peanuts", the character Linus once
said "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with
people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." In this issue,
we'd like to talk about the great taboo subjects. Religion,
spirituality, politics, and other taboo subjects, such as women
and money, are welcomed. The most important thing we'll be looking
for in these submissions is that they challenge taboos and explore
the subject intelligently and uniquely. We are primarily seeking

UPDATE: Conversions (grad) (11/27/06; 1/26/07-1/27/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:40pm
Cosana Maria Eram

2007 Stanford French and Italian Graduate Conference

"Conversions"

January 26 and 27, 2007

"The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it."
(Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, /Meditations/)

CFP: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime (12/15/06; 5/10/07-5/12/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:08pm
Holly Faith Nelson

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Through a Glass Darkly:

Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime

 

Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

http://ccltwu.no-ip.info
<https://webmail.twu.ca/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://ccltwu.no-ip.info>

 

Trinity Western University

Langley, British Columbia

 

May 10-12, 2007

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey (Baylor University); Dr. Richard Kearney (Boston
College); Dr. Maxine Hancock (Regent College);

CFP: Religion &amp; Theatre One-Act Play Festival (2/15/07; ATHE, 7/24/07-7/29/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:06pm
Laura G. Pattillo

Call for Plays: ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus Group
"Sore Spots"

In the human body, soreness is a symptom of stress. It can indicate rapid
growth or long neglect, the beginning of repair or the end of exertion.
Religion both generates and heals sore spots. Not only institutional
religions but all forms of spiritual practices and beliefs can be used to
probe wounds, or as a salve; they can medicate, or can celebrate recovery.

CFP: Rhetorical relationships morality and ethics (11/30/06; SGES, 2/16/07-2/18/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:06pm
stacey

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CFP: C.S. Lewis: Critic, Christian and creative writer (UK) (11/24/06; 4/13/06-4/14/06)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:06pm
Crawford Gribben

Call for papers: 'C.S. Lewis: Critic, Christian and creative writer', April
13-14, 2006, University of Manchester, UK

Contributions are invited for a major international and interdisciplinary
conference reassessing the critical, creative and theological work of C. S.
Lewis. This conference is being hosted by the University of Manchester, UK, and
is being planned in conjuction with the Centre for Literature and Belief,
University of Ulster, UK.

Contributors should send a 100-word abstract and brief CV to crawford.gribben
[at] manchester.ac.uk by Friday November 24 2006.

CFP: Shakespeare and Islam (12/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 12:54am
Mark Hutchings

CFP: Shakespeare and Islam (journal issue)

Scholars have long associated Shakespeare with the wider world beyond early
modern England's shores, notably Europe of course and, in the wake of New
Historicism, the Americas. One of the most interesting recent developments
in early modern studies, however, has been the recognition that writers
looked towards the East as well as westwards - to the Islamic world, and the
Ottoman Empire in particular.

CFP: Service to God and Service to Man (1/15/07; online journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 12:51am
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 some of

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