Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance
Call for Papers
Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance
Call for Papers
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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS -- EDITED ANTHOLOGY
Gendered Bodies, Religious Spirits:
Performance and Power in the Faiths of Abraham
Gwendolyn Alker and Julia Whitworth, editors
CFP - Queen: a journal of rhetoric and power
With the current American Presidential campaign under full swing, coming
after a two-year declaration of war against terror presented as a war of
"good" against "evil", a declaration often invoking God and
tapping into centuries-old tensions between religious allegiances,
the editors of Queen are announcing a call for submissions on
the Rhetoric of Religion in the Public Sphere.
Psychoanalysis has acknowledged the foolishness of any so-called "turn to
religion," reminding us that the religious has always been in the air.
Rather than defensively insist on religion?s spectrality, psychoanalysis
breaks with modernity?s political anxiety in exposing the material truth of
what is at stake: belief as such. To what extent does the well-trodden
intersection of psychoanalysis and religion, the unconscious and faith,
demand a radical break from the politics of resignation that has of late
dominated our political landscape?
The New Contemplative Review, a journal formed to promote scholarship on the interface between culture and spirituality, seeks articles for its second issue, on Catholicism, due to appear in January 2005. It is hoped that this issue will explore themes relating to the histories, spiritualities, ideologies and material constructions of Catholicism in both past and contemporary cultures: subjectivity and meaning, as well as ideology, faith and questioning, bodies and the Church, medieval and medievalist accounts of Catholicism: issues of power and relationship between Catholics and non-Catholics: the Catholic Church in fiction and life-writing: the public presence of the Church in past and present.
CALL FOR PAPERS
TOPIC: Mel Gibson's: The Passion of the Christ
Deadline for submissions: August 27, 2004.
Daniel Burston, Ph.D.
Rebecca De Nova
Department of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Please submit papers that address Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the
Christ from a
historical, theological, political, philosophical, psychological,
literary and/or artistic perspective.
Call for Essays: Victorian Medievalism (6/1/04; collection)
Essays with a focus on Swinburne or Browning or religion are solicited for a
Victorian medievalism collection under contract with Palgrave. Essays
should be appropriate for interdisciplinary undergraduate courses dealing
with Victorian medievalism and should not concern Arthurian or gothic
material. Please send questions and essays to lhollow_at_frc.mass.edu and
jpalmgren_at_saintpauls.edu. Completed essays (4000-5000 words) in Chicago
style should be received by June 1.
Asst. Prof. of English
Saint Paul's College
115 College Dr.
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
CALL FOR PAPERS: Finding the OX: Buddhism and American Culture (7/1/04)
The editors invite proposals of essays for a book on Buddhism and
American culture. Aimed at a readership across a wide range of
disciplines, Finding the Ox: Buddhism in American Culture will collect
essays that test and play with disciplinary boundaries between Literary
Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies
and Queer Theory. The proposed papers engage theoretical problems, offer
close readings of specific texts, or (most fruitfully) ground
speculative debates within the practice of mindful reading. Specific
essays in the volume may consider:
Contemporary Structures of Renunciation
The Austrian Group for Applied Texts (Gruppe fuer angewandte Texte – GFAT)
is preparing an essay collection that will focus on structures of
renunciation within our contemporary society.
Accordingly, we welcome contributions from cultural and literary theorists
as well as from psychoanalysts, theologians and from other disciplines.
The short essays can relate to: sacrifice, martyrs, new consumer habits,
certain representations of pain and suffering in media etc. The
contributions will be published in English as well as in German
UPDATE: _disClosure_ specifically seeking New Fiction and Poetry
submissions on the topic of "Religion and Identity" -- deadline 3/29 --
University of Kentucky
Call for Art/Fiction/Poetry
a journal of social theory
Issue #14: Religion and Identity
Proposals sought for a proposed collection of essays entitled
"Buddhism: 'Eastern' Religion, World Literature" on interactions among
Buddhist faiths, writings, practices and "Western" literature. Most
interested in proposed histories of Buddhism and literature within a
single period (20-c British, for example); investigations of the
influence of a particular Buddhist school or Buddhist text over time or
over several texts, investigations of groups of similar texts by
different authors, or investigations of Buddhism within the work of
single significant figures, like Thoreau or Kerouac. Less interested in
investigations of a single text unless it is an undeniably important
The New Contemplative Review seeks journal articles and short life-writing
pieces for its first issue, on the subject of spirituality. Treatments of
literature and spirituality are welcome: articles are welcome on any
aspect of the relation between literature and religion, except 'dogma';
but articles of pure theological enquiry are discouraged.
Call For Papers: Deadline extended to 15 February 2004.
Unruly Catholic Women
Material Religion: The Journal of Images, Objects, and Belief
A new journal from Berg Publishers, Oxford
Material Religion seeks to explore how religion happens in material
culture – images, devotional and liturgical objects, architecture and
sacred space, works of art and mass-produced artifacts. No less
important than these material forms are the many different practices
that put them to work. Ritual, communication, ceremony, instruction,
meditation, propaganda, pilgrimage, display, magic, liturgy and
interpretation constitute many of the practices whereby religious
material culture constructs the worlds of belief.
Call for Papers; "Religion in American Literature"
AMERICAN@ is accepting paper submissions for its Winter issue of 2003
New submission deadline: December 15.
The Winter 2003 issue will have a special focus on the influence of =
Religion and the representation of religious practices on both American =
literature and culture. Contributions may focus on one of the main =
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Unruly Catholic Women
Recent events have led to reappraisals of religion and spirituality.
This creates an opportunity to collect in one volume the different and
differing perspectives and interpretations of what it means to be
religious or spiritual today. Essays intended for an international
audience are therefore solicited for inclusion in a collection
tentatively entitled "Uniqueness and Versatility: Cross-Cultural
Expressions of Spirituality". The book is to bring together innovative
but readable explorations of religious, mythological, cosmological and
INTERFACES, a bilingual French/English journal, invites essays for a
series of issues focusing upon the representational role of narrative in
religious traditions, whether in word or image. The issues will be
concerned especially with narrative's irreducible functions and with the
need within traditions for certain basic narratives to be re-told. Essays
may focus upon narratives from any major religious tradition; those that
foster dialogue between traditions-for example, by taking up tales common
to more than one-are especially welcome. The journal's plural title
announces its particular commitment to scholarship that explores
CALL FOR PAPERS
Announcement of a Call for Papers to Appear in a New Collection
Negotiating the Sacred and Profane in Early Modern Literature
Essays are now being accepted for a new publication of essays, presently
entitled Negotiating the Sacred and Profane in Early Modern Literature.
These essays should consider the relationship between the sacred and
profane in the poetry, prose, and/or dramatic literature of the early
modern period. Essays might focus on a specific work or consider
broader issues and their relationship to one or more early modern
Please send a one-page abstract, in hardcopy or by e-mail, to Dr. Mary
A. Papazian by September 15, 2003.
Toni Morrison and the Bible:
Proposals are requested for a contracted collection of essays on Toni
Morrison and the Bible. Papers may deal with any of Morrison's texts
and approach her use of the Bible from the standpoints of Judaism or
Christianity as well as from other religions/practices that may
intersect with or challenge what might be considered the dominant
theological discourse. I am particularly looking for a broad range in
topics, both in the approach taken and inthe texts the essays treat.
Ideally, I would like the collection to include some solidly theoretical
essays as well as some more traditional pieces of literary criticism.
Psalms in the Early Modern World
Proposals are invited for a volume on Psalms in the Early Modern World.
We seek essays from a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary
approaches that examine the uses and effects of Psalms throughout the
early modern world, including (but not limited to):
AMERICAN@ is a peer reviewed e-journal dedicated to American Cultural and
Literary Studies. It hopes to provide an intellectual canvas where the
cultural spaces and experiences of American Studies are theorized and
rigorously explored within both global and local contingencies of the
present and the past.
AMERICAN@ accepts submissions from all research fields related with
American Literature, Culture, Society and History. AMERICAN@ is currently
accepting paper submissions for its Fall-2003 and Spring-2004 issues
(click on the Notice Board button). All submissions received after
submission deadlines could be considered for subsequent issues.
Studies in Puritan American Spirituality is an interdisciplinary annual that
focuses on the history and theology of Puritan America; the form that
spirituality was given by the writers, artists, artisans, and composers of
Puritan America; and the influence of Puritan America on later generations.
In the past, this journal has provided a venue not only for articles about
such Puritan figures as Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, John Cotton, Ezra
Ripley, William Billings, Johann Beissel, and others, but has also published
numerous articles about such later figures as Emily Dickinson, Rebecca
Harding Davis, William James, etc. We invite you to submit your article for
> CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
> to a special issue of Journal of Religious History entitled 'Lay
> Devotion and the Urban Setting in Early Modern Europe'.
> This is a call for contributors of articles to a special issue of the
> Journal of Religious History. The issue is to be dedicated to the
> theme of the elusive yet vital relationship between the devotional
> practices of the European laity and the urban context of such lay
A CALL FOR PAPERS
THE JOURNAL OF JEWISH THOUGHT AND PHILOSOPHY
Elliot R. Wolfson
Skirball Departmant of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
New York University
51, Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Department of Jewish Thought
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem 91 905
MAGISTRA: a Journal of Women's Spirituality in History, is always seeking
submissions, both of original work and also of translations of historical
sources, such as treatises, biogrphies,poetry, journals, etc.. Our interest
is in anything by or about women and their spirituality from all eras of
history and all faith traditions. Details regarding submissions to the
refereed journal are on our website
<www.benedictine.edu/mount/magistra.html>. We also sponsor sessions
annually at the International Medieval Studies Congress at Kalamazoo, and
welcome single papers or full session submissions. More information is