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CFP: Christianity and Literature (12/15/06; CCL, 5/10/07-5/12/07)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:46am
Holly Faith Nelson

Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred and the Sublime

Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia
May 10-12, 2007

Keynote Speakers: David Lyle Jeffrey, Baylor University; Maxine Hancock,
Regent College

Papers are invited on any aspects of the topics of suffering, the sacred,
and the sublime in literature from a Christian perspective.
Interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches to these topics are

Topics may include:

CFP: George Moore: Across Borders (France) (10/15/06; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:45am

Call for papers
International Conference

Date: 30-31 March 2007

Venue: Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, France
CECILLE (Centre d'Etudes des Civilisations, Littératures et Langues Etrangères)
and CERIUL (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Irlandaises de l'Université de
Lille) Research Centres

Deadline for submission of proposals : 15 October 2006

UPDATE: Fabulous! The Diva Issue-Camera Obscura Special Issue (8/1/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:24pm
Patricia White

Deadline extended!
                                                 CALL FOR PAPERS

Camera Obscura is planning a special issue titled Fabulous! The Diva
Issue. From actual goddesses to 21st century divinities in film,
television, and popular music, the figure of the diva has captivated,
inspired, and appalled. She (and, maybe, he?) is larger-than-life
and carries with her the cultural and psychic baggage of individuals,
communities, and nations. We are looking for essays (5,000-6,000
words) and shorter "appreciations" (500-1400 words) that consider the
intersection of film, television, or music divas with gender,
sexuality, race/ethnicity, and class.

UPDATE: Alternative Expressions of the Numinous (Australia) (6/16/06; 8/18/06-8/20/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:24pm
Helen Farley

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 16 =

Send abstracts to:

Information and registration at:

Suitable topics include:=20



Alternative expressions of major religions

Religions of re-enchantment

Popular culture religions

Indigenous religions

Paganism and Neo-Paganism

New Religious Movements

Personalised religion

Alternative methodologies

CFP: Book Reviews: Australian Journal of Jewish Studies (no deadline noted; journal issue)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 3:23pm
Dr Dvir Abramovich

Call for book reviews




The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, 2006 edition.




The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies is a peer-reviewed publication
devoted to the study of Jewish culture, history, politics, literature,
religion, Philosophy and thought in all aspects and periods. It is published




The editors are inviting additional book reviews for its 2006 edition.




*The AJJS normally will accept book reviews of 2000 words (including




*Please include a short bio and an abstract of 150 words.




CFP: The Modern Calvin (10/1/06; collection)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Wallet, B.T.


call for papers

The Modern Calvin

John Calvin in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-
Century Collective Memory

ReLiC - Centre for Dutch Religious History at the VU University in =
Amsterdam ( invites contributions to a volume examining =
how John Calvin (1509-1564) served as an icon, saint, (anti)hero and =
role model in nineteenth and twentieth-century collective memory. The =
volume will be published by Brill Academic Publishers ( in =
their Religious History and Culture Series.

CFP: The Medieval World: From the Secular to the Spiritual (10/1/06; 2/24/07)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Britt C Rothauser

24th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference

University of Connecticut

The Medieval World: From the Secular to the Spiritual
Saturday, February 24, 2007

Plenary Speaker: James Simpson, Harvard University
Professor of English and American Literature and Language; Life Fellow, Girton College Cambridge;
Honorary Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities

Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted on all topics concerning late antiquity through the late Middle Ages. We strongly encourage papers from a variety of disciplines, including:

CFP: Preaching and Politics in Early Modern Britain (UK) (7/1/06; CRASSH, 11/3/06-11/4/06)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Hugh Adlington



Preaching and Politics in Early Modern Britain


A two-day international conference at the Centre for Research in the =
Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, =
3-4 November 2006. =20


'The sermon properly considered - as theatrical, as fundamentally =
occasional, as literary art inextricably engaged in the public sphere - =
stands poised to take a wholly new place in literary study, and a better =
understood one in historical study.'

(Lori Anne Ferrell and Peter McCullough, 2000)


How far have we come in the six years since Ferrell and McCullough's =

CFP: Anchoritic Society (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:26pm

Call for Papers


International Anchoritic Society sessions


42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

May 10-13, 2007


The International Anchoritic Society will organize three sessions for
the 42nd Congress:


1. Claire of Assisi: In cooperation with the producers of the
series of short films, Mystic Women of the Middle Ages, we will show one
of their films, 24-minutes in length, devoted to Claire of Assisi, and
present three papers on the subject of Claire and her relationship to
the anchoritic and mystic tradition. =20


CFP: The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies (no deadline noted; journal issue)

Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 2:08pm
Dr Dvir Abramovich

Call for Journal Submissions

The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, 2006 edition.

The Australian Journal of Jewish Studies is a peer-reviewed publication
devoted to the study of Jewish culture, history, politics, literature,
religion, philopshy and thought in all aspects and periods. It is published

The editors are inviting additional submissions for its 2006 edition.

*The AJJS normally will accept contributions of 15,000 words (including

*Please include a short bio and an abstract of 150 words.

*Submissions should be sent as email attachments in a PC-readable format
(preferably MS Word, HTML or RTF).

All submission and enquires to:

CFP: Christian Kabbalah and its Literary Implications (5/20/06; RSA, 3/22/07-3/24/07)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm
Noam Flinker

The Israel Association for Renaissance Studies is looking for papers
for an
official session at the next meeting of the RSA in Miami in 2007.
Presentations should deal with some aspect of ways
in which Christians made use of Kabbalistic ideas, themes and
traditions in
the context of works that deal with philosophy, theosophy, literature
and/or art. Please send me a title with a 300 word abstract as well as a
short May 20.
Prof. Noam Flinker
Dept. of English
University of Haifa
Mt. Carmel, Haifa 31905 Israel

CFP: Reformation Literature, History & Culture (5/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm
Thum, Maureen

Kalamazoo: 4nd International Medieval Congress
May 10-13, 2007
Location: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
We are offering three themed Sessions:
1. Reformation I: The Power of the Book
A session about how print and the press expedited the progress of the
Reformation. Could be influential books ("The Bondage of the Will"),
or THE book (Scripture), or polemical contests. Individuals (Luther or
Knox) or groups (Puritans). Social change... censorship issues ...
influence of specific books on the progress of the Reformation.

CFP: evolutions (UK) (7/15/06; 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm
Lisa Otty

22-23 September 2006

A two-day international conference hosted by the School of Literatures,
Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh

Keynote Speaker: Professor Simon Frith

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is
done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
-Ecclesiastes 1:9

A revolution is not a dinner-party.
-Mao Zedong

We are causing the reversal of evolution.
-James Hart, Eugenic Manifesto

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
-Bob Dylan, 'The Times They Are A-Changin' '

CFP: Faith and Violence (7/6/06; CCL, 10/21/06-10/22/06)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:06pm
Ian Maloney

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."


CFP: Precision and Soul in Modernism (4/21/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

Call for papers: Modernist Studies Association 8, October 19-22 2006 Tulsa,
Precision and Soul in Modernism
In 1922, Robert Musil wrote of a ³miscommunication between the intellect and
the soul.² ³We do not have too much intellect and too little soul², he
continued, ³but too little intellect in matters of the soul². This panel
focuses on the ways in which the intellect and the soul are made actively to
communicate in modernist texts in which the impersonal, the abstract, the
logical and the technological provide a means of accessing the poetic,
mystical, epiphanic and extraordinary aspects of the everyday real.

UPDATE: Faith/Knowledge/Credulity in the 18th Century (grad) (5/15/06; 9/30/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm
Saladin Ahmed

--Please note that the deadline for abstracts has been extended to May

Faith, Knowledge, and Credulity in the Eighteenth Century

Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Group
Department of English
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
30 September 2006

CFP: Hope - Probing the Boundaries 2 (UK) (6/2/06; 9/18/06-9/20/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Dr Rob Fisher

2nd Global Conference
Hope - Probing the Boundaries

Monday 18th September - Wednesday 20th September 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
(please cross post where appropriate)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore contemporary definitions, meanings and expressions of hope. In particular, it will seek to examine the individual, social, national and international contexts within which hope emerges as well as its counterpart, hopelessness.

CFP: Classics: Greek (4/14/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Roberta Sabbath

14, 2006
Call for papers: Classics: Greek
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Conference 2006 (PAMLA)
Standing panel: Classics: Greek

This standing panel welcomes papers about the
English-language *representations* of Greek
and cultures. As this classic culture has had profound
effects on the development of Western philosophy, art,
culture, and religion as it is expressed in the
English speaking world, an exploration of its
resonances in literatures, art, and mass media through
the ages and including today are welcomed.

CFP: Arab American Entries for Encyclopedia (5/1/06; encyclopedia)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Dr. Seiwoong Oh

Call for Contributions

Arab American Entries in Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature

Scholars of Arab American literature are invited to contribute articles to
be included in the Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature, a 5-volume
set in which Arab American entries will become part of the Asian American
volume. The Encyclopedia will be published in late 2006 by Facts On File,
a New York publisher of reference books for high school and college
students (

UPDATE: Christ in Contemporary Cultures (6/1/06; 9/28/06-9/30/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Gregor Thuswaldner

Christ in Contemporary Cultures: A Cultural Studies Conference=20
at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, September 28-30, 2006=20

Hosted by Gordon College, Center for Christian Studies and partially =
funded by the Lilly Foundation Endowment, Inc.=20

Conference Organizers:=20
Brian Johnson, Ph.D. and Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.=20

Keynote Speaker: Dr. CORNEL WEST, Princeton University=20


UPDATE: Nineteenth-Century Nature Writing (4/6/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 7:13pm
Alfred J. Drake

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Panel Topic: Nineteenth-Century Nature Writing
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Extended Deadline: April 06, 2006

Paper proposals sought for a panel on nineteenth-century nature writing. Proposals are encouraged that address this topic within a literary, philosophical, theological, ecological, or scientific framework.

Please email 500-word abstract (inline or attachment) to or, if necessary, send by post to the following address:

Alfred J. Drake
1005 West Saint Andrew Place
Santa Ana, California 92707-2525

UPDATE: Resisting the Goddess: Disguising the Sacred Feminine (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Bowers, Bradley

UPDATE: Resisting the Goddess: Disguising the Sacred Feminine (04/01/06;
SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)




Proposals are sought on the topic of the sacred feminine, a consistent th=
in literary history, but also one which has received renewed attention in=

religious studies and which was recently popularized by the novel The Da
Vinci Code and its attendant controversies. Especially welcome are propos=
which discuss the textual and academic resistance to representing the sac=
feminine. Possible authors would include Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Hemingway,=

UPDATE: Comparative Hebraisms (4/1/06; RMMLA, 10/11/06-10/13/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:25pm
Flacy, Kathleen Anne

The deadline for submissions to the Comparative Hebraisms session of the
2006 RMMLA conference in Tucson, Arizona has been extended to 1 April.
Paper proposals of 250-300 words are invited on any topic related to Jewish
literature, culture, learning, philosophy, or thought. Email proposals to Presenters must be RMMLA members no later than 1 August.

CFP: New Approaches to Religions in Early America (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Bross, Kristina

Papers on new directions for traditional topics, neglected beliefs and
practices, as well as contact among religious communities (Native,
European, African). Send 1-page proposals by March 15 to: Lisa Gordis
( and Kristina Bross (



Kristina Bross

Associate Professor

English and American Studies

Purdue University

500 Oval Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038