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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

 

CFP: Anchoritic Session II (UK) (9/1/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
McAvoy E.

I am currently putting together two sessions for the Leeds conference next
year on behalf of the Anchoritic Society. The first, on anchoritic
iconography, is already full but I am keen to receive abstracts for a second
session on the intersections between sanctity and anchoritic enclosure.

The title of the session will be 'Anchoritism and Sanctity, Anchorites and
Sainthood' and I would like to receive abstracts for 20-minute papers by
September 1st. Please send abstracts electronically to
e.mcavoy_at_swansea.ac.uk or else by snail mail to Liz Herbert McAvoy,
Department of English, Keir Hardy Building, University of Wales, Swansea,
Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales,
UK SA2 8PP

CFP: Medieval English Drama and Vernacular Theology (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
dlavinsk_at_umich.edu

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

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:

•Representations of Islam and the East
•Christian-Jewish relations
•Representations of Catholics in Early Protestant Drama
•Women and gender in Corpus Christi drama

CFP: The Church and the Law (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
J. Sexton

The rights of lay Christians, clergy, and even the church itself were
accommodated in secular law in a number of ways. This session will engage
recent work on the complicated, interwoven relationships between medieval
legal and religious traditions.
The organizers invite papers from a variety of disciplines (including
literary studies, legal history, and cultural and institutional history),
and especially work which investigates specific instances of attempts by
lawmakers or clergy to enforce, expand, or curtail religious practice or
ritual.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words along with a brief cover letter to:

CFP: Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain (9/10/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm
Alison Walker

 Submissions are invited for a session on
"Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain"
at the 41st International Congress on Medieval=20
Studies, 4-7 May 2006, in Kalamazoo.=20

Studies in hagiography tend to center around particular saints and their
reception in specific locations; they rarely explore the transitions of
a saint between locations and vernaculars, or from one mode of
transmission to another. However, these transitions are very often what
define saints in Anglo-Saxon and Early Middle English literature, and
for this reason are very important to elucidate in their early
manifestations.

CFP: Sex, Secularism & Enlightenment (9/15/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Lori Branch

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
37th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, March 30-April 2, 2006

Session Title: "Sex, Secularism and Enlightenment"

In <Formations of the Secular>, Talal Asad has described secularism as a
political ideology that took shape in the nineteenth century, based on the
concept of "the secular" that coalesced in early modernity and the
eighteenth century. What role did sex and gender play in this
conceptualization of the secular, in religious and non-religious texts and
identities? What are the sexualized components of a secular identity or
subjectivity? How do they impact the transformation of religious
identities in the period?

CFP: An Collins (10/15/05; collection)

updated: 
Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:39pm
SCOTT HOWARD

Essays by emerging and established scholars wanted for a volume that
promises to be the first edited collection devoted to the poetry, life,
times, and literary reception of An Collins, author of _Divine Songs and
Meditacions_ (1653).

The working title for this project is: _The Image of Her Mind: An Collins
and the Historical Imagination_.

Essays on any aspect of Collins' work will be considered, but the
following topics/perspectives may be of particular importance for the
volume's design:

CFP: Countering Consumerism: Religious &amp; Secular Responses (UK) (9/30/05; 4/20/06-4/22/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 8:04pm
M.Kingston_at_londonmet.ac.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE

COUNTERING CONSUMERISM:
RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR RESPONSES

20 - 22 APRIL 2006

VENUE: GRADUATE CENTRE,
LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

An interdisciplinary conference linking the themes of 'Spirituality' and
'Consumerism' is being organised as the major culminating event of an
ESRC/AHRB Cultures of Consumption Phase Two research project on
'Alternative
Hedonism and the Theory and Politics of Consumption'. The project is being
undertaken by Professor Kate Soper and Dr. Lyn Thomas within the
Institute for
the Study of European Transformations (ISET) at London Metropolitan
University.

CFP: Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration (Spain) (1/31/06; RG Society and Trust; 7/4/06-7/8/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am
Patrick Villa

Seventh International Robert Graves Conference, Mallorca=20

Tuesday 4th July - Saturday 8th July 2006=20

'Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration'=20

The Robert Graves Society is pleased to announce that the Seventh Internatio=
nal Robert Graves Conference, organised by the Robert Graves Society and the=
 St John's College Robert Graves Trust, will be held in Palma and Dei=E0, Ma=
llorca, Spain, 4th July - 8th July, 2006.=20

CFP: Criticism and the Divine (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:26pm
Scott DeShong

Criticism and the Divine: a Society for Critical Exchange session at the
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, March
2-5, 2006.

Twenty-minute presentations concerning the notion (or concept, image,
invocation, etc.) of the divine or the sacred as it emerges for recent
criticism/theory of literature and/or culture. How is the notion
explicitly or implicitly defined, engaged, critiqued, avoided,
superseded, deflected, etc.?

CFP: Vladimir Nabokov: 1. Open panel 2. Religion, Spirits, and Spirituality in Nabokov's Work (9/1/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2

updated: 
Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
cotugnm_at_muohio.edu

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

Papers welcome on any aspect of Nabokov's work. Preference will be given
to papers that do not discuss _Lolita_.

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

This panel asks for papers that address the presence of religion, spirits,
and/or spirituality in Nabokov's work.

Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Converted Spaces: Religion and Spatiality (9/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 7:51pm
Duane Corpis

For an upcoming issue of the journal Radical History Review that focuses on religion and politics, we invite authors to write and submit short articles or essays (12-18 pages, double-spaced) to be published in a special forum exploring the theme "Converted Spaces." We envision the forum to include 3-5 pieces that explore the following questions:

How do physical spaces (buildings, streets, shrines, natural landscapes) function as sites of contestation among competing religious groups? How do such sites accommodate multiple religious faiths?

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