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CFP: Levinas and the Political (1/15/06; 5/12/06-5/14/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 3:25pm
Sol Neely

Scholars across the disciplines are pleased to announce the formation of The
Levinas Society. Inspired by Lithuanian-born Jewish philosopher and Talmudic
commentator Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) and contemporary Levinas scholarship,
we propose developing a formal society to coordinate and enhance critical work
and collaboration across the academic disciplines. The goal of this society is
to facilitate a broad and dynamic community of persons working toward effecting
the ethical in political, feminist, religious, critical, literary, pedagogical
and philosophical realms.

CFP: Teaching Language and Literature: Intersections of Faith and Reason (2/15/06; 6/22/06-6/25/06)

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:19pm
Darci N. Hill

We are calling for papers which treat the challenges and opportunities of
teaching language and literature from a Judeo-Christian perspective in a
college or university community. Especially welcome are papers which treat
this topic in a secular setting. Selected papers will be read at the
National Faculty Leadership Conference held June 22-25, 2006 in the
Washington, D. C. area.
 
Titles with abstracts of 300-400 words should be e-mailed as an attachment
to eng_dnh_at_shsu.edu by February 15, 2006. Contributors will be notified of
acceptance by April 1, 2006.
 
Inquiries should be directed to Literature and Language Program Chair,
 
Dr. Darci Hill,

CFP: Race and Faith in African American Literature (1/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:17pm
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.

 

CFP: Non-Western Christianity and Literature (11/14/05; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Middleton, Darren J.N.

Essays not exceeding 5,000 words are invited for an anthology exploring Non-Western Christianity and Literature.

The editor is especially interested in essays that show how creative writers (novelists, short fiction writers, poets, etc.) capture the real-lived texture of non-Western Christian belief and behavior. Various methodological and disciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Please send abstracts, which should not exceed 250 words, in the first instance. E-mail attachments preferred. Please use the e-mail address listed below. And feel free to use this address for any and all initial inquiries.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 14, 2005. Completed essays are due April 30, 2006.

CFP: Northern English Religious Writers Conference (UK) (12/1/05; 6/30/06-7/1/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 4:38am
Robin Stephen Gilbank

CFP: Northern English Religious Writers Conference (abstract deadline =
12/1/05; conference dates 06/30/06-07/01/06)

This conference represents the first full-scale opportunity to examine =
the production and circulation of religious texts within the northern =
counties of England between 1100-1500. In recent years critical =
attention has focused on the role played by works by the Yorkshire =
hermit Richard Rolle (c. 1300-49) in revitalising lay spirituality. This =
interdisciplinary event widens the scope of the investigation to =
consider genres as diverse as drama and hagiography, which offer insight =
into religious devotion and practices in the region.

UPDATE: Jewish Studies Area (10/31/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

The deadline has been extended for the CFP for the Jewish Studies Area for
the 2006 Popular Culture Association conference. Please note the new deadline
located at the end of the Call.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Daniel Walden or
Barbara Silliman immediately.

Thank you, and we hope to hear from you soon!

CFP: Mennonite/s Writing: Beyond Borders (2/1/06; 10/26/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Nisly, Lamar

Call for Papers
Mennonite/s Writing: Beyond Borders
Bluffton University
Oct. 26-29, 2006
Keynote: Kathleen Norris=20
Featured writers and critics: Rudy Wiebe, Jean Janzen, John Ruth, Di
Brandt, Julia Kasdorf, Hildi Froese Tiessen, Jeff Gundy, Ann Hostetler,
G. C. Waldrep, Keith Ratzlaff, and many others.=20
Proposals for scholarly papers, creative writing presentations, and
panels are sought for the fourth in a series of conferences on Mennonite
writing in the U.S. and Canada. Building on that tradition and the
burgeoning of both creative work by and about Mennonites and critical
studies of that literature, the conference will both celebrate and

CFP: Studying Yizkor Books (12/1/05; dates not noted)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
rosemary horowitz

CFP: Studying Jewish Memorial (Yizkor) Books

Participants are sought for a workshop to be proposed
to the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in
Washington, DC. Each year, the Center accepts
proposals from groups of six-to-ten scholars to
conduct two-week research workshops at the Museum
during the summer. The aim of these workshops is to
promote discussion of methodologies and research
results, to encourage networking among scholars, and
to foster research and publication. I would like to
bring together scholars interested in yizkor books as
a way to further research into the books.

CFP: Religion and Ploughman Texts (UK) (9/28/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:36pm
Annemarie Thijms

We welcome all proposals on one or more Ploughman text that deal with religious
issues. Langland's Piers Plowman is of course one possible text, but we also
welcome proposals concerning, for example, Pierce the Plowman's Crede, the
Plowman's Tale, early Tudor Ploughman texts, Iolo Goch's Ploughman text or
Johannes von Tepl's Der Ackermann. Please send in your proposal to one of the
emails below by Wednesday the 28th of September.
Mary Carr (PhD student University of Oxford; mary.carr_at_balliol.oxford.ac.uk) and
Annemarie Thijms (PhD Student Trinity College Dublin; athijms_at_tcd.ie)

CFP: African Literature and World Christianity (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Gallagher, Susan

The Conference on Christianity and Literature invites submissions of
abstracts for the CCL session at the annual MLA Convention in December
2006. The session will be called "The Next Christendom" and African
Literature." Proposals should engage with the ideas of Philip Jenkins'
recent controversial book, The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global
Christianity, in relationship with the wider field of African
Literature. In his book, Jenkins argues that Christianity has become
the religion of the South, not the West. Questions that could be
addressed include how does the phenomenon of "world Christianity" inform
African literature, and how might African literature inform the

UPDATE: Medieval Drama and Vernacular Theology at Kalamazoo (9/26/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:42pm
David Lavinsky

CFP: Two Sponsored Sessions for the 41st International
Congress in Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, 4-7 May
2006.

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program at the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites
interdisciplinary, comparative, and global
perspectives on English drama and vernacular theology
in the Middle Ages.

1. New Approaches to Medieval English Drama:
Performing the Religious Other

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

CFP: Holy Land(s) in American Lit (10/5/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Yothers, Brian

Paper proposals are invited for a proposed panel on the topic of "Holy =
Land(s) in the American Literary Imagination" at the College English =
Association conference in San Antonio, TX (April 6-8, 2006).
=20
The term "Holy Land(s)" in the title is broadly conceived, so proposals =
that deal with U.S. representations or discussions of landscapes =
designated as "sacred" anywhere in the world are welcomed. Proposals =
that deal in some way with literary representations or discussions of =
Ottoman Palestine in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are =
particularly welcome, as are discussions of the role that the idea of a =
"Holy Land" may have played in eighteenth and nineteenth century U.S. =

CFP: Contemporary Echoes of the Bible (3/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Beth Benedix

Revaluation, Subversion, Nostalgia: Contemporary Echoes of the Bible

This collection seeks to fill an interdisciplinary space that is=20
currently relatively empty. There are a number of collections that=20
deal with the =93Bible as literature,=94 collections on specific =
writers=92=20
use of the Bible, and collections that might be categorized as =93how-to=94=
=20
guides (i.e. how to teach the Bible as literature, how to think about=20
the Bible in literary terms, how to think about the use of the Bible in=20=

literature as a perpetuation of a particular=97often normative=97set of=20=

ideas). What we don=92t have many of are collections that address when,=20=

CFP: Christianity's Encounter with Other Cultures (11/4/05; 3/10/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
Marshall, Donald

Please post
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
 
Western Regional Conference for Christianity and Literature
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
March 10-11, 2006
 
The Word in the World: Christianity's Encounter with Other Cultures
 
Keynote speaker:
Alan Jacobs, Wheaton College, "Nietzsche or St. Basil: Paganism and
Literature"
 
Poetry reading:
Brigit Pegeen Kelly, author of The Orchard, Song, and To the Place of
Trumpets
 
>From the beginning, Christians have encountered cultures whose values they
found alien or even hostile. Yet such cultures are precisely the ones in

UPDATE: Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature (UK) (9/23/05; Leeds; 7/10/06-7/13/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:14pm
Angelique Wheelock

CFP: Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature (UK)
(9/23/05; Leeds; 7/10-13/06)

Deadline Extended!

Call For Papers: International Medieval Congress 2006, Leeds
Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature
Abstract Submission Deadline: 23 September, 2005

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute papers on the above subject to be
delivered at the Thirteenth International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK,
10-13 July 2006. See www.leeds.ac.uk/imi/imc/imc2006/imc2006.htm for more
information.

CFP: Religion and Gender in the Early Modern Period (3/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, September 12, 2005 - 3:12pm
Karen Raber

Religion and Gender in the Early Modern Period:

This is a call for papers for a book-length collection of essays that brings
into dialogue male and female voices on the question of gender and religion
in the literature, visual arts, religious writings, and culture of the late
medieval and early modern period. We are interested in treatments of
authors who directly or indirectly engage one another in debate, but we are
also interested in bringing into dialogue by their juxtaposition in this
collection male and female voices of authors who may not necessarily have
known of each other's work but who nonetheless seem to "speak" to one
another.

UPDATE: Vladimir Nabokov (8/15/05; 20th C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm
Marianne Cotugno

If you are interested in submitting a paper for the Nabokov panels, they
are still welcome. The open panel's parameters have been changed slightly
since the CFP was first announced.

Twentieth Century Literature Conference
Louisville, KY
2/23 - 2/25 2006

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society will be sponsoring two panels
at the conference this year:

1. Open panel: Vladimir Nabokov

This panel asks that any papers addressing any aspect of Nabokov's work,
including his fiction, non-fiction, and scientific efforts. If you have
something interesting to say about Nabokov, it belongs in this panel.

2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Writings

CFP: Religion and Science Fiction/Fantasy (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:42am
Ximena Gallardo

Call for Papers: Religion and Science Fiction & Fantasy Areas, SW/TX PCA/ACA

 

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.

 

The Area Chairs of Religion and of Science Fiction and Fantasy would like to invite paper and panel proposals for a joint session on religion and science fiction and fantasy in literature, film, and television.

 

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants, to

 

Ximena Gallardo C.: xgallardo_at_lagcc.cuny.edu

 

or

 

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