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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

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

updated: 
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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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on specifically evaluating the major influence of Jewish stu=
dio=20
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=
nessmen who=20
became de facto film moguls. Among them were Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selzn=
ick,=20
Louis B. Mayer, and the four Warner brothers -- Samuel, Albert, Harry, and (=
the=20

CFP: Early Jewish Vaudevillians &amp; Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

EARLY JEWISH VAUDEVILLIANS AND COMIC ENTERTAINERS
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on early 20th century vaudevillians and comic actors for the=
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2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007. =20
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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=
,=20
Zeppo, Gummo), Henny Youngman, and Mae West are the most famous of a long l=
ine of=20

CFP: Jews in Space (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

JEWS IN SPACE =20
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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=
ts, April=20
4-7, 2007. =20
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Areas to be explored include -- but are not exclusive to -- the following=20
topics:
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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

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