Call for Papers:
Radical History Review invites submissions of abstracts for a forthcoming thematic issue exploring the subject of religion and its historical relations to politics, culture and society. We especially encourage proposals for articles with interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives.
Sound Effects: the Oral/Aural Dimensions of Literatures in English
University of St Andrews, 5-8 July 2006
First Call for Papers
A CFP was issued last year about a volume being put together that will examine
the relationship between classical and biblical ideas in Great Britain and
Western Europe in the early modern period (c1536-1702).
For various reasons some authors had to pull out, and we have lost contact with
others whose email has apparantly changed, and we were not given new contact
In conjunction with the theme of a future issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook, "Shakespeare and the Reformation" (co-edited with Glyn
Parry), the journal will sponsor a special session at the upcoming
Annual Meeting of the MLA (Washington, D.C., December 27-30, 2004).
For both the MLA Session and the concomitant issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook we welcome proposals for papers that explore the ways in
which Shakespeare's plays and poems engage with the spiritual and
temporal consequences of religious change in Elizabethan and Jacobean
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The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a referred academic journal dedicated
to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and
emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming
special issue on:
RELIGION, SECULARISM, AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Guest Editors: Lori Branch and Everett Hamner
CALL FOR PAPERS, 'THE INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL WORLD
OF THE EARLY MODERN INNS OF COURT'
An international conference
Courtauld Institute, London
September 14-16, 2006
Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick.
*Sacred Tropes: Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and
Qur'an as Literary Works*
An important academic publisher has expressed great
interest in a collection of critical essays, *Hebrew
Bible, New Testament, and Qur'an as Literary Works.*
Well known scholars in the field from US, Canada, and
Europe are contributing. Seven out of the thirty
chapters are still needed.
Though much has been written about the Hebrew Bible
and New Testament, either individually or as a unit,
the combination of critical essays relating to all
three Abrahamic sacred texts does not occur.
The New ELN Announces Its Inaugural Issue:
"Literary History and the Religious Turn"
Call for Submissions
The editorship of "Mystics Quarterly," a peer-reviewed journal, will soon
be changing hands, and the new editors are very eager to receive
submissions on forms of mystical and visionary experience, especially
though not exclusively of the Western Middle Ages.
Call for Papers
Jesusland: An Issue (#72)
After the elections, comes the New Morality? That's the aim of the right-wing evangelicals who helped bring the Republican Party to power in the 2004 US elections. Beyond creating a third Bush administration, economic and religious conservatives now hold power in two branches of the federal government, control appointments to the judiciary, and dominate numerous state and local governments.
Icons and Iconoclasts: 1603 1714
A Conference at The Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of
CALL FOR PAPERS
An International Meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion =
July 6-10, 2005
IMITATION OF THE DIVINE
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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