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Diviners and Doomsdayers: The Poet as Prophet (ALA American Poetry Symposium 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:29pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

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

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:26pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature, Southeast Region
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

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)

ATHE 2020 - Religion and Theatre Focus Group CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

 

Religion and Theatre Focus Group 

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

Detroit, Michigan

July 29 – August 2, 2020

 

Drive: Combustion, Energy, Resilience

 

Women's Resistance to Feminism(s)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
Claire Sorin/Aix-Marseille University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

From the 1911 National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage to Phyllis Schlafly’s “STOP-ERA” campaign in the 1980s and governor Kay Ivey’s recent signing into law of House Bill 314 criminalizing abortion in Alabama, women have played a prominent role in opposing feminism in the US.

Spirituality and Culture: 3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:37pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 8, 2019

Saturday 4th April 2020 - Sunday 5th April 2020
Lisbon, Portugal

Spirituality recognises that there is more to reality than just the material world. The intuition that our lives have meaning and are part of something bigger is a powerful motivator for us to cultivate our spiritual side. The mystical experiences and beliefs that arise from this engagement can stimulate our imagination in unexpected ways. Feelings of transcendence and awe have inspired creative people, artists, writers and composers throughout the ages, and continue to influence cultures around the world. Spirituality has certainly not gone away in a hyper-connected age, but finds new modes of expression and practice.

17th Annual Tolkien Conference at University of Vermont

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:34pm
Annual Tolkien at UVM conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020

17thAnnual Tolkien at UVM Conference, April 4th 2020

Theme: Tolkien and Classical Antiquities

This year, the Tolkien conference explores every aspect of the earlier Classical cultures of Rome, Greece, Ancient and Hellenistic Egypt, Carthage, their languages, religions, philosophies, etc. Includes work in early Christianity in Rome (Augustine and Boethius) and linguistic investigations into Tolkien's appreciation of Greek and Latin and other early languages. Can include cinematic adaptations.

 

Keynote: 

Very Rev. John Wm. Houghton, Ph.D. (Champlain and Dean emeritus, The Hill School)

 

C PRACSIS INTENRATIONAL CONFERENCE On VISUAL CULTURES IN CONTEXTS: AFFECT, SUBVERSION AND RESISTANCE Department of Media Studies, CHRIST deemed to be UNIVERSITY, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:14pm
cpracsis.org ..Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

C PRACSIS INTENRATIONAL CONFERENCE

On

VISUAL CULTURES IN CONTEXTSAFFECT, SUBVERSION AND RESISTANCE

Department of Media Studies, CHRIST deemed to be UNIVERSITY, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

 

Russia and Occultism (Extended Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (Mar 5-8 2020 Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

How does representation of the occult differ across time, such as in pre- and post-Soviet works? How are ghosts, alternative science, paganism, and the supernatural associated with themes and concepts in new Russian texts or new approaches to older works? Potential topics include but are not limited to the intersection of occultism with fantasy, science fiction, visual arts, politics, espionage, or satire.

Submit short bios and 300-word abstracts with a free NeMLA CFP List account at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18275.

Vision, Voice, and Vocation: Arts and Theology in a Climate for Change

updated: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:20pm
Art/s and Theology Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

This four-day event will provide a unique conversation space for artists, performers, creatives, academics, and activists, to consider the vital role of the imagination in today’s complex climates – social, cultural, environmental, political, racial, religious, spiritual, intellectual, etc.

It will also invite conversation around further questions: What kinds of change? What are the grounds and manner of hope, transformation, and resilience? What might the arts and theology have to contribute to such discourse and action, if anything? How do we attend to the margins of this discussion, and speak and act more holistically as communities of change?

Feminist Theologies in American Literature - NeMLA

updated: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:50am
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston, March 5-8, 2020

Feminist Theologies in American Literature (*DEADLINE APPROACHING*)

The American Religion and Literature Society seeks proposals for presentations on literary expressions of feminist theologies broadly construed. We welcome presentations on any period, genre, or form of American literature, and those regarding any religious orientation. We particularly encourage papers on works of literature 

-       that examine the power, enfranchisement, religious ideas, and practices of women

The Art of Spiritual Friendship

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:29pm
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

16-17 October 2020

Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

Dallas Baptist University

 

Dr. Paul Wadell, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Wadell currently teaches philosophy, Christian ethics, and theology at St. Norbert College. He is the author of The Christian Moral Life—Faithful Discipleship for a Global Society, co-authored with Patricia Lamoureux (2010); The Moral of the Story: Learning from Literature about Human and Divine Love (2003); and Becoming Friends: Worship, Justice, and the Practice of Christian Friendship (2002), as well as other books.

Shifting Shapes: Witch Characters and Witchy Performances

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:50pm
Jane Barnette & Chrystyna Dail / Theatre History Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Call for Papers: Special Section

Theatre History Studies Volume 40 (2021)

 

Co-editors: Jane Barnette and Chrystyna Dail

 

Shifting Shapes: Witch Characters and Witchy Performances 

UPDATED: Material Religion and the Market

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:48pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA Annual Convention

5-8 March, 2020

Boston, MA

 

“The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year. Calculating how many Bibles are sold in the United States is a virtually impossible task” says “The Good Book Business” article published in The New Yorker in 2006, underlines the billion dollar industry of Bible-publishing in the U.S.

 

Pulpit, Playhouse and Page: Theatrical and Non-Theatrical Exchange in early modern England

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:25pm
University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

This two-day conference will explore connections between theatrical and non-theatrical texts in early modern England. Theatrical culture functioned in vibrant relation to both non-theatrical performances (such as sermons and entertainments) and non-dramatic poetry and prose. However, moments of exchange between different genres have too often been obscured by disciplinary silos.

By bringing together scholars with a wide variety of interests the conference will open up new research questions which address the creative exchanges between plays and a wide range of non-theatrical texts and performances.

Topics for consideration might include: 

Jesuits in Science Fiction: From James Blish to Walter Miller Jr. to today

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:48am
North East Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Roundtable CFP

Annual Northeast Modern Language Association

51st Annual Convention

Boston MA, March 5th - 8th, 2020

Mariott Copley Place

Host Institution: Boston University

 

Jesuits in Science Fiction: From James Blish & Walter Miller Jr. to Today

Bringing Mythology Back: A Call for the Literary Study of Mythic Narratives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
2020 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Mythological narratives constitute a significant portion of the world’s most influential literature; nevertheless, they are glaringly absent from contemporary literary studies. Students interested in the study of mythology are directed to departments of anthropology, religion, or intellectual heritage, and these fields certainly conduct invaluable examinations of world-mythology; however, myths are unequivocally literary in nature, and their omission in departments of literature is both a detriment to the field and a disservice to world cultures. What went wrong with the study of myth-as-literature, and how can we revive this genre to reinvigorate the field of literary studies? 

What went wrong?

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Aristotle à rebours, Unconventional Aristotelianism in Medieval Italy and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:08pm
Joseph Romano / Italian and Italianists at Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Aristotle à rebours:

Unconventional Aristotelianism in Medieval Italy and Beyond

Sponsored by Italians & Italianists at Kalamazoo

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020, May 7-10


 

Aristotle’s transformation from heretical source to intellectual authority testifies to the fact that his scholastic assimilation was uneven and often controversial, and it is the aim of this panel to explore those figures whose Aristotelianism has been perceived, by either their contemporaries or their scholars, as historically peculiar or unorthodox.

Material Religion and the Market

updated: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:59pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 51th Annual Convention

5-8 March 2020,

Boston, MA

 

Material Religion and the Market

“The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year. Calculating how many Bibles are sold in the United States is a virtually impossible task” says “The Good Book Business” article published in The New Yorker in 2006, underlines the billion dollar industry of Bible-publishing in the U.S.

Rabindranath Tagore and his Creative Genius (ACLA 2020, Chicago)

updated: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 3:30pm
Dr Medha Bhattacharyya, Bengal Institute of Technology, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference 2020, Chicago

 

Rabindranath Tagore was the first Nobel Laureate of Asia. He was a multi-talented genius. He experimented in several fields of creativity namely, song, dance, poetry, dramas, short stories, novels, novellas, essays, education, painting and social reformation to name a few. Even after 150 years of his birth, how or why do humankind across the globe still find Tagore universally relevant?  This panel aims to explore these diverse facets of Rabindranath Tagore as perceived from a contemporary perspective. The panel welcomes papers which examines Tagore’s works in comparison to other practitioners, either his contemporaries or in the contemporary society.

 

The Sacred in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 4:34pm
New England Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

 

“An Ethics of Gender?”

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:23pm
ACLA/ICLA committees on Comparative Gender Studies and Religion, Ethics, and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

ACLA 2020, Chicago, March 19-22, 2020

“An Ethics of Gender?”

A seminar co-sponsored by the ICLA Committee on Comparative Gender Studies and the ICLA Committee on Religion, Ethics, and Literature

Organizers: Kitty Millet and Liedeke Plate

Writing the Self and its Shame (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:36pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Writing the Self and its Shame - CFP (ACLA 2020, Chicago)

Circus, Dance, and Sacred Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:01am
Dr. Ora Horn Prouser
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Humans have always moved or danced as a way of ritualizing their relationship to the Divine. These dances expressed an understanding of God(s), the relationship of human beings to the divine world, and were an expression of thanksgiving for the life cycle events that move history forward: birth, death, and all that is between. Some circus arts, find their earliest documentation as religious practices. This book begins the investigation of what it means for these practices to meet their holy origins once more, not as a form of expression but as a mode of study.

Affect and Exemplary Texts

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:56am
Samantha Pellegrino / University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop at ICMS 2020 presents:

Affect and Exemplary Texts

Open Philosophy - Call for submissions

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:03am
Lucas Gworek / De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Open Philosophy journal (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opphil) invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered as topical issues of the journal for 2020. Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2019. To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com Open Philosophy is a

Thomas Merton (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 12:33pm
nazareth college
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

International Thomas Merton Society

at the

College English Association

51stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

March 26-29,2020

Call for Papers

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