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CFP: Americanizing Faith, Scripture, and Iconography (12/15/06; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:20pm
Susan Rushing Adams

Call for Papers, 2007
American Religion and Literature Society
At the 18th Annual American Literature Association Conference
Boston, MA, May 24-27, 2007

Americanizing Faith, Scripture, and Iconography

ARLS will sponsor two sessions at ALA:

1. Catholicism and the American Imagination

CFP: Religion, Politics and the Great Pumpkin (10/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, October 9, 2006 - 2:57pm
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 academic articles using

CFP: Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and Religion Dialogue (12/15/06; 6/2/07-6/6/07)

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2006 - 7:58pm
Elizabeth Kenny

Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and
Religion Dialogue

2 June 2007 to 06 June 2007

Philadelphia, United States

 

The challenge of the 21st century is to integrate or synthesize the
exponential growth in human knowledge into meaningful wholes. But is a unity
of knowledge possible? This conference asks questions that transcend
disciplinary boundaries.

 

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 December 2006.

 

Enquiries: conference2007_at_metanexus.net

Web address: http://www.metanexus.net/conference2007

Sponsored by: Metanexus Institute

 

 

Thank you,

CFP: "Parables in Drama" at ATHE Conference (10/15/06; ATHE, 7/26/07-7/29/07)

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Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:17am
mybennett_at_english.umass.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Parables in Drama"

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
New Orleans
July 26-29, 2007

Parables and drama, and specifically parables in drama, work performatively
to "redescribe" the world as we know it and force the audience to perform a
redescription of reality. They deserve our attention for the ways in which the
self and our world are constructed and deconstructed. But most especially,
parables in drama consider layers of readings that highlight what the best of
both genres have to offer.

CFP: Founding Parents: Jewish Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

FOUNDING PARENTS: JEWISH COMEDIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish comedians who created the comic structure for the
mid-20th century to the present for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston,
Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Among those Jewish entertainers who greatly influenced nightclub
entertaining, films, early television, and Broadway are Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale,
Jerry Lewis, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Totie Fields,
Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, and Lenny Bruce.

CFP: Jewish Hollywood (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH HOLLYWOOD
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least one panel on specifically evaluating the major influence of Jewish stu=
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executives, producers, and directors in Hollywood for the 2007 conference of=
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the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
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Many of the =E2=80=9Cfounding fathers=E2=80=9D of Hollywood were Jewish busi=
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became de facto film moguls. Among them were Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selzn=
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Louis B. Mayer, and the four Warner brothers -- Samuel, Albert, Harry, and (=
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CFP: Early Jewish Vaudevillians & Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

EARLY JEWISH VAUDEVILLIANS AND COMIC ENTERTAINERS
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least one panel on early 20th century vaudevillians and comic actors for the=
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Eddie Cantor, Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, George=
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Burns and Gracie Allen, The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp=20
Howard [replaced by Curly Howard]), The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo=
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Zeppo, Gummo), Henny Youngman, and Mae West are the most famous of a long l=
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CFP: Jews in Space (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

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The Jewish Studies Area, in conjunction with the Science Fiction and Fantasy=
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Area, of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at least one panel on=
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Jewish influences on the science fiction genre in literature, film, and=20
television for the 2007 ACA/PCA Conference being held in Boston, Massachuset=
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-- Isaac Asimov, father of modern science fiction, professor at Boston=20
University, and originator of such science fiction staples as the

CFP: Celebrating Jewish Identity (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

CELEBRATING JEWISH IDENTITY
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on constructing modern Jewish identities, beginning in the=20
1970s for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April=
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Since the 1970s, being Jewish became acceptable and comedians and actors=20
retained their Jewish names. Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser,=
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Williams, Paul Reubens, Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider, Gilda=20
Radner, Adam Goldberg, and Jeff Goldblum are just a few of the many successf=
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CFP: The Kabbalah and Hollywood (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

THE KABBALAH AND HOLLYWOOD
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least one panel on Hollywood celebrities and their interest and study of th=
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Kabbalah for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, Ap=
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4-7, 2007.
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In recent years study of the Kabbalah has become more and more popular among=
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non-Jewish believers. Specifically, pop singer Madonna and her film directo=
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Kutcher are converts to Kabbalah, making study of Kabbalah the =E2=80=9Cin=
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CFP: Jewish Classical Musicians (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH CLASSICAL MUSICIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish Classical Musicians for the 2007 conference of the
ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Jewish musicians have influenced classical music almost since its inception.
More modern composers include such masters as Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav
Mahler, Jacques Offenbach, Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Copland. Modern classical
performers include Arthur Rubenstein, Isaac Stern, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir
Horowitz, Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), Beverly Sills (nee Belle Miriam

CFP: Jewish Mythology (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/06-4/7/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH MYTHOLOGY
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least one panel on Jewish Mythology for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA i=
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Jewish life. The story of the Golem is considered by some to be part of the=
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Jewish mythology on Jewish culture and non-Jewish culture, especially in the=
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CFP: Sacred Space in Medieval Romance (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:12pm
Kate McLean

> Abstracts are now being accepted for a session at the 2007
> International
> Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
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> Sacred Space in Medieval Romance
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> Although romance may initially conjure images of secular locii –
> the noble castle, the wild forest – the use of sacred space, both
> material and metaphorical, is integral to an understanding of this

CFP: Medieval Readers and Devotion (9/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
uselmanns_at_rhodes.edu

READERS, READING AND RECEPTION IN DEVOTIONAL LITERATURE AND PRACTICE
(Essay Collection)
 
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about
readers, reading, and reception in devotional literature and practice,
with particular interest in England in the later Middle Ages. This
collection of essays draws on current scholarly interest in medieval
readers, reading, and reception that extends across such disciplinary
bounds as art history, architecture, social history, and literature
studies. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety
of approaches to and examples of devotional readers, reading or
reception in the later Middle Ages.

CFP: Early Middle English Society (9/1/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
Sharon Goetz

Sponsored Sessions (2) of the 42nd International Congress on Medieval
Studies
10-13 May 2007
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Early Middle English Society I: Women and Devotion
Coordinator: Dorothy Kim (dorothyk_at_humnet.ucla.edu)

CFP: Turn to Religion in Literary Studies (3/15/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:56pm
Susan Felch

Seminar papers are invited that explore ways in which Christian scholars can participate in the "turn to religion" by strengthening a critical sensibility that weighs the delicate registers of belief and unbelief; by developing more vigorous theoretical paradigms that take religion seriously; and by demonstrating that Christian commitments can lead to greater interpretive clarity.

500 word abstracts to Susan M. Felch (felch_at_calvin.edu) by March 15, 2007.

CFP: Sex with God: Monotheism and the Eroticized Framing of the Human-Divine relation (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, SMFS, 5/10/07-5/13/0

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:27pm
Marla Segol

Call for Paper Abstracts, proposal deadline: September 15

Session:
Sex with God: monotheism and the eroticized framing of the human-
divine relation
Sponsored by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
May 10-13, 2007

Sex with God: monotheism and the eroticized framing of the human-
divine relation (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, SMFS, 5/10/07-5/13/07)
This panel will explore the ways in which the human-divine
relationship is imagined through the gendered, transgendered, and
sexualized human body, and the cultural currents and contradictions
informing this relation.

UPDATE: Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (10/1/06; online journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:24am
Joseph Gelfer

The Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is a new
online, scholarly, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS is
currently seeking papers and reviews: submissions received by EARLY
OCTOBER will be considered for the first issue, scheduled to go online
in January 2007.

CFP: Jews & Sex (9/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:16pm
Nathan Abrams

Proposals are sought for a new edited collection tentatively titled, =
Jews and Sex. Possible contributions could include, but are not limited =
to, the following:

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

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 2:18pm
Anthony Bale

Antisemitism and English Culture
Advance notice and CALL FOR PAPERS
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, 9-11 July 2007.

Key questions to be addressed include:

-Can we talk of a distinctly English kind of antisemitism?

-Is antisemitism inherent in Englishness?

-What is, or has been, the relationship between 'high' or intellectual English culture and antisemitism?

-How far can specific English contexts be seen to have engendered antisemitism?

-Is there a meaningful history of English philosemitism, and what is its relationship to antisemitism?

CFP: John Donne at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Vander Ploeg, Scott D \(Madisonville\)

The John Donne Society welcomes papers for a sponsored session at the ICMS, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13, 2007. Please send hard copy of (300 word) abstract and cover sheet as per ICMS form ( http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/42cfp/forms.html <https://webmail.kctcs.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/42cfp/forms.html> ) by/before September 15, 2006 to Scott Vander Ploeg at the address below. Submissions should also be sent by email attachment (MS Word preferred) to Scott's email address.

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

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
Cosana 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: Evolution and Religion (UK) (6/15/06; evolutions, 9/22/06-9/23/06)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
sally henderson

'evolutions': a two-day international conference hosted by the School
of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh,
22-23 September 2006.

CFP Panel:Panel Call: Intelligent/Divine: Religion versus Rationality?

CFP: Race and Faith in African American Literature (9/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Tracey Michae'l Lewis

CHARCOAL CANONS

Race and Faith in African American Literature

 

Call for Submissions

 

As chords of a song are composed of very specific notes that create a
recognizable sound to those who are familiar with music, so has most forms
of African American literature, even the most diametrically opposed works,
created similar "sounds" in their discourse on race and faith.

 

UPDATE: The Word, The Icon and The Ritual: Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration (UK) (6/20/06; 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Alison Younger

In Association with the North East Irish Culture Network
  Fourth Annual Irish Studies Conference
  10-12 November 2005
  The Word, The Icon and The Ritual [iii] -Ireland - Renaissance, Revolution, Regeneration.
  Following the success of its last three international conferences: Representing-Ireland: Past, Present and Future, [2003] and The Word, The Icon and The Ritual, [2004], and Lands of Saints of Scholars, [2005] the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 10-12 November 2006.

UPDATE: Faith and Violence (7/13/06; CCL, 10/21/06-10/22/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Ian Maloney

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Call for papers, proposals, and panel suggestions: "Faith and Violence:
Jihad and Holy War" is the theme of the annual Northeast Region
Conference on Christianity and Literature to be held October 20, 21 2006
at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NY. Keynote address to be
delivered by David S. Reynolds, author of "John Brown, Abolitionist: The
Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights."

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