The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association in San Diego. Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2020.
Chapters are solicited for inclusion in an edited volume titled Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
Please send inquiries to Jami.Carlacio@yale.edu to pitch your idea.
American Literature Association
San Diego, CA May 21-24
Keywords in the Study of Religion and American Literature (Roundtable)
American Literature Association
San Diego, CA May 21-24
Two Gileads in Contemporary Fiction: Margaret Atwood and Marilynne Robinson
Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas book series
Pablo Baisotti, editor
Dear colleagues I would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas book series The project will be divided into 4 volumes:
CALL FOR PAPERS: “Historical Corporealities”
2020 Graduate Student Conference
Center for Early Cultures
University of California, Irvine
Conference date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2019
Keynote speaker: Valerie Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at The University of Michigan.
From Ragnarok to Revelation, from the utopian proposals of Plato’s Republic to the dystopian vision of Huxley’s Brave New World, a prominent concern of human language and literature has always been to describe possible futures. Some of these visions of the future are cataclysmic, looking forward to a time when Heaven—or Mother Earth—will wipe the slate clean; others propose a more optimistic vision of progress. Recent films such as Interstellar or Tomorrowland have taken a middle way, suggesting that although humanity has recently fallen short of its promise, there still remains hope that we will be able to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.
Iranian Journal of Islamic Studies (IJIS)
Call for Papers
Authors are cordially invited to submit scholarly articles concerned with Islamic Studies to the Iranian Journal of Islamic Studies (IJIS), which will officially launch in March 2020. IJIS is a quarterly journal of The University of Religions and Denomination (URD). This journal will also submit applications for Web of Science and Scopus after its two first issues get published.
About the Journal
Call for PapersDate: June 2, 2020 to June 5, 2020Location: North Macedonia - South East European UniversitySubject Fields: The Migration Conference - Migration and Religion
On behalf of the The Migration Conference Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to the 8th conference in the series which will take place in South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia from 2 to 5 June 2020.
The Religion and Migration track invites the submission of papers exploring all facets of the intersections of mobility, migration, and religion.
Catholic Women’s Rhetoric in the United States: Antecedents and Analyses
Editors: Christina Pinkston and Elizabethada A. Wright
Paul Brown aptly described Thomas Becket as a tripartite figure: historical, legendary, and
literary. 2020 marks the triple jubilee of Thomas Becket: 900-year anniversary of his birth, 850-
years since his murder, and 800-years since his translation. We invite proposals for papers on all
things Becket related for the panel “Commemorating Thomas Becket.” I will be submitting a
proposal for a session at the beginning of January for the General Meeting of the Canadian
Society of Medievalists conference held at the 2020 Congress in London, Ontario, at the
University of Western Ontario, June 3-5. Proposals which address the political, religious,
Due to a final conference deadline extension, the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is still accepting paper proposals for the 2020 conference on February 19-22 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For full CFP and conference details, please contact the Area Chair, Dr. George Sieg, at email@example.com.
The editors seek previously unpublished critical essays for a new volume tentatively entitled Certainty and Ambiguity: Essays on the Moral Imagination of Mystery Fiction. Perhaps one reason for the enduring appeal of mystery fiction is that it speaks to a deep longing in readers for that which often gets lost in modern/postmodern culture: to know what is true and just. In a society that often seems devoid of order, the reader desires, even demands, a clear verdict for wrongdoing and injustice and a vindication for innocent victims. This yearning in avid mystery readers points to the need for moral stories.
Esotericism & Occultism
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: EXTENDED TO WED, NOVEMBER 20
American Literature Association
San Diego, CA May 21-24
Religion and Utopia in American Literature
Recent scholarship excavates the politics of religions in American literature but has largely left untreated the utopian quality of religion. In many literary texts, religion provides bases for imagining new social relations. Reading religion as utopian invites us to look anew at the multivalent relations between religion and politics in American literature.
International Society for Heresy Studies
Fourth Biennial Conference 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS
Heresy: Between Choice and Compulsion
Dianoia, Boston College’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is currently accepting submissions -- until January 15, 2020 -- for its Spring issue. If any undergraduate editors at Logos are interested in sending a submission for consideration, we would love the opportunity to review it for publication.
Medieval English Theatre Conference
University of Wolverhampton Saturday, 4 April 2020
Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre
Holidays are central components of culture. They can be celebratory or commemorative. They can be festive, merry, and joyous in their celebrations, or (also simultaneously) sombre, solemn, and reflective in their commemorations. They help us mark the calendar, highlight important sociocultural milestones, measure the passage of time, follow the turning of the seasons, and, in so doing, organize life and society.
Death casts a long shadow. Its significance is not merely qua biological event, but as something that compels a response from us throught out lives. Our responses have varied widely, according to what death is taken to be and which deaths (e.g., animal, environmental, that of others, one's own) are taken to be relevant. Mourning rites, martyrdom, and philosophical consolation: the centrality of these and other such responses within religious forms of life attests to the power and productivity of death as a feature of being mortal.
Call for Papers:
The Florida State University Department of Religion’s
18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
February 14-15, 2020 · Tallahassee, Florida
The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 14-15, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Last year’s symposium featured original research from over 50 presenters from over 15 universities, and disciplines as varied as History, Anthropology, Political Science, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Classics.
The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to
Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association.
Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with
this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to
firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2020.
The American Agrarian writer, philosopher, and farmer Wendell Berry frequently speaks of the need to be ‘placed’, to inhabit a particular landscape and its social memory over an extended period of time. This, he argues, is a precondition for fostering communities that care for the earth and the people who live off it—what he refers to as conviviality.
Memory and Imaginal Politics
In Conflicts and For Conflicts
Key note speaker: Professor Andrea Pető
Central European University
Amsterdam, 14th & 15th July 2020
When William Murray, Lieutenant Colonel in the Western Fronts (1914-1919) wrote:
“We ceased fighting today and I have seen the last shot fired… No more danger, no more wars
and no more mud and misery” he spoke of the future; the future that would be without
dangers, wars, mud and misery. He inscribed the future within possibilities that his present
offered to him. His future and present were entangled through the war that it was becoming
Boredom, (In)action, War and Warriors
27 & 28 August 2020, Amsterdam
Confirmed Keynote speaker: Professor Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto
Boredom has often been defined as idleness, slowness, doing nothing, doing
something over and over again, and waiting (Smith 1981, Daren 1999, Mæland &
Brunstad 2009, Bergstein 2009, Prozak 2017). These definitions suggest that boredom
is an experience that does not generate meanings and ideas by itself about itself.
Boredom remains constantly relevant to sociocultural and political spheres only
through its opposite. It is portrayed as the empty bubble, or the vacuum of
The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. Our contributors and readers have interests across many genres and in many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on.
Diviners and Doomsdayers: The Poet as Prophet
Prophecy and poetry share a long history in American literature. Since Emerson argued for poets as America’s sacred seers, the term “prophet” has been variously applied in criticism of American poetry, to suggest poets who have startling foresight (for example, Robinson Jeffers or W.S. Merwin); to highlight social and political investments (in Muriel Rukeyser or Adrienne Rich); to align human utterances with divinely inspired truths (in Allen Ginsberg or Nathaniel Mackey); or to suggest a trans-historical lineage of prophet-poets, from Jeremiah to Blake to Whitman and beyond.
This is my Body: Incarnation, Sacrament, and Community in Literature
March 26-28, 2020
Milligan College, Tennessee
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gary Selby, Author of Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality: C.S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith (IVP Academic, 2019)
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Religion and Theatre Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
July 29 – August 2, 2020
Drive: Combustion, Energy, Resilience