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The International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:17am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 20, 2018

We cordially welcome you to join us Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, 2018 for the International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (ICOHS 2018) at the Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku in Tokyo, Japan.

This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

The Problem with God: Christianity and Literature in Tension

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:09am
Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018


The Problem with God:

Christianity and Literature in Tension

Harvard Divinity Scool, Cambridge, MA, March 29-30, 2019

An International Meeting of the

Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL)

Organizers: Matthew Potts (Harvard Divinity School) and

Gregor Thuswaldner (North Park University)


Literature of / about the Christian Right

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 2:18pm
Christianity & Literature (journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Special Issue of Christianity & Literature


“Literature of / about the Christian Right” 

Guest Editor: Christopher Douglas (University of Victoria)


The Times ‘best-seller’ list was misleading. Evangelical books were often outselling the Times’ best-sellers. But the paper did not bother to count sales in religious bookstores. The people hurt most weren’t evangelical authors (our books sold anyway); rather, the losers were Democratic Party leaders and other liberal readers of the ‘paper of record’ who were blindsided by subsequent events. The Times’ readers were not given a heads-up about what was going on ‘out there.’ 

– Frank Schaeffer, Crazy for God


Edited Volume on Religious Nationalism in South Asia

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:16am
Dr. Avishek Ray
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018

The importance of religion in contemporary debates ranging from nationalism to its place in the public sphere is exceedingly being felt. Nations -- referred to as imagined communities (c.f. Anderson) -- speak to the profound need for both legitimacy and belonging(ness), often articulated through one’s religious vis-a-vis ethnic identities in the modern world. This volume will explore this issue by focusing on the relationships between religion, geo-politics and the articulation of nationalism in the context of South Asia.

Printers, Their Social Networks, and the Public Sphere.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:37am
RSA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

For a proposed panel at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America 2019 (Toronto, 17 -19 March): I am seeking papers on early modern printers. Our modern sense of publishers as (more often than not) merely profiting from the creative agency of authors obscures the meaningful role early printers had in cultural production, politics (conservative and radical), the reception of major works, and the establishment of a public sphere. Printers sometimes simply sought sales, but they also often specialized and promoted particular agendas.

Prophecy and Future-telling in Tolkien and Related Authors

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Prophecy and Future-telling in Tolkien and Related Authors


Call for Papers

Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination

at the

Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference

Washington, DC, 17-20 April 2019


Octavia E Butler & Religion--Edited Volume

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:55am
Dr. Shelby Crosby/Dr. Aparajita Nanda
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Octavia Butler and Religion


Octavia E. Butler burst onto the science fiction literary scene with the publication of her first novel, The Patternmaster, in 1976. Her work continued to transform and develop the field in remarkable ways until her death in 2006. From creating worlds of powerful telepaths, alien beings looking to “trade” with humans to advance their civilization or creating a religion that fosters and encourages its followers to believe that “God is change,” Butler’s talent is astounding and groundbreaking.


Medicine and Religion in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1550-1800: Call for Chapter Submissions to Edited Volume

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:07am
Kathleen Miller (University of Toronto/Queen's University Belfast)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

This edited volume interrogates the intersection of medicine and religion in a trans-Atlantic context in the early modern period, from 1550 to 1800. Kathleen Miller, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto/Queen’s University Belfast and author of The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan), will edit the volume and seeks out chapter submissions in the areas of literature, history and book history. 

Chapters may address, though are not limited to, the following topics:

Literature & Religion

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:11am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA; November 9-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website: