This flightless, multi-site conference (Sept. 18-21, 2019) invites interdisciplinary attention to confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900). Since that century, anthropogenic climate change has rapidly accelerated, and in response to this legacy we will avoid air travel by digitally connecting events at several conference sites in the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, this method of networking, by lowering barriers of cost and transportation, promises to enable a more diverse and inclusive range of participation than is often possible at international conferences.
CALL FOR PAPERS
for a topical issue of "Open Theology" journal
EXISTENTIAL CONCEPTIONS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY
Steven DeLay (Wake Forest University)
Nikolaas Deketelaere (University of Oxford)
Elizabeth Li (University of Oxford)
Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,
Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020
Call for Papers: Emerging Trends in Third-Generation Holocaust Literature
Southeastern Medieval Association Conference
November 14-16, 2019
Medieval Gateways: Threshold, Transition, Exchange
The Southeastern Medieval Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 2019 Conference to be held at UNC-Greensboro, co-sponsored by UNCG, North Carolina Wesleyan College and Wake Forest University.
CALL FOR PAPERS
For a special issue of Open Theology: “Existential Conceptions of the Relationship between Philosophy and Theology”
Nikolaas Deketelaere (BalliolCollege, University of Oxford)
Dr. Steven DeLay (Wake Forest University)
Elizabeth Li (Mansfield College, University of Oxford)
Invited contributors: Dr. Kate Kirkpatrick (author of Sartre and Theology, Sartre on Sinand The Mystical Sources of Existentialist Thought)
Conference Date: April 4-6, 2019
Why are space and place important categories for the study of religion? What role do these categories have in formulating concepts of religion? Scholars have attempted to not only theorize space but also to employ it in their work to better understand how humans interact with the spaces around them. These spaces are not confined to physical spaces. We invite papers that address, ask, and employ any discussion regarding space or place concering religion. Scholarly work is not restricted to one single field, and neither is this conference! We welcome proposals from all fields of interest and relevant disciples.
Living and travel expenses are covered by the department.
Middle English language and literature’s status is a perennial matter of debate, whose immediate political subtexts include race, class, gender, and nation. Middle English texts themselves categorize barbarous tongues, mother tongues, lay and learned languages. How do medieval linguistic taxonomies politicize identity and territory, medieval or postmedieval? Can we locate concepts like the vulgar tongue and vernacular eloquence in our current critical lexicon? What is at stake in contemporary deployments of categories like classical, vernacular, or sacred language and world, national, provincial, or cosmopolitan language? How do these and other linguistic terms participate in the broader cultural politics of labels like barbarism and civilization?
CALL FOR PAPERS
Truth and Truths: Memory, Identity, and Nation
One day conference and edited collectionConspiracy theory, politics and representation
University of Derby and QUAD Arts Centre, Derby, UK. 3rd July 2019
The journal, Humanities, is now accepting proposals for a special issue on "Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age." The deadline for the proposal is Janauary 31, 2019.
“What end is served in abstracting the glimmer of numinosity, the summons to awe…from its particular histories, institutions, communities, struggles?”
—Tracy Fessenden, “The Problem of the Postsecular”
Call for Papers: Southeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
Revenants: Christ, Time, and the Twenty-First Century
June 6-8, 2019
Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Keynote Speaker: William Tate, Covenant College
Marilynne Robinson has written widely-acclaimed novels and essays that explore the relationship between religion and culture. Marilynne Robinson Society at the 2019 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference is soliticing proposals that examine how recent developments in post-secular studies can illuminate Robinson’s religious vision. Jurgen Habermas, Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, Jared Hickman, Tracy Fessensden, among other scholars, have led us to reconsider the secularization thesis and the ways in which it has shaped narratives of modernity. We ask how Robinson’s investigation of faith is especially relevant to the growing field of postsecular studies.
What is love? Why is it so important in our lives? And why should we think about it? The subject of love is of enormous importance to our daily lives, as love sustains us and gives meaning to existence. Yet, love seems to be a theme that is underdeveloped in contemporary research. Whatever the reason for that is, love remains one of the central concepts in the history of Western thought. Not only does philosophy literally mean “love for wisdom,” but the discussion of the theme of love has been part philosophy’s inheritance since the time of Plato’s Symposium.
Much attention has been given to recent American studies showing a dramatic increase in the numbers of those who distance themselves from religious affiliation. Here in Quebec, it is approximately 50 years since the Quiet Revolution, a political movement that wrested control over health and education from the Catholic Church to a secular government. Today in Montreal, fewer than 4% of the population regularly attends mass, a trend that echoes the situation in Europe (1).
Iroro: A Journal of the Faculty Arts, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
Call for Papers
Interested scholars and practitioners are hereby invited to submit articles for review and possible publication in Volume 18, Nos. 1&2 of Iroro. The volume will be published in September, 2019.
Call for Papers
Critical Reflections on Contemporary Muslim Thought and Human Rights
Journal of Contemporary Poetics
Vol. 2, Issue. 2
Journal of Contemporary Poetics is published by the Department of English, Faculty of Languages and Literature, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. This interdisciplinary journal welcomes articles and book reviews from various disciplines in Literature, Linguistics and other disciplines in Social Sciences and Humanities.
Call For Papers
A Step Closer to Heaven:
Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife. An Anthology of Essays.
Jennifer McFarlane Harris, Xavier University
Emily Hamilton-Honey, SUNY Canton
Seeking Contributions for excommunicated (the newsletter of the International Society for Heresy Studies), Vol. 4, No. 2,
Every heretic sooner or later faces issues of freedom of speech (or its opposite: censorship). While there may be mute heresies of a ritual nature, most of the time, heresy expresses itself in language, and it would not be termed heresy if this dissenting discourse were not in tension with normative ways of talking about faith, doctrine, and values.
Religion and Radicalism in Western Culture, 1700-Present
CALL FOR JOURNAL LENGTH ARTICLE FOR PROPOSED COLLECTION THAT HAS INTERESTED PUBLISHER:
Living Circles: Jewish Philosophy & Performance
Call for Roundtable Participants
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
June 3-6, 2019
This special issue, “Religions in African American Popular Culture,” will focus on the intersection of religions and African American popular culture and provide a snapshot of the current relationship of African American popular culture to religions. African American popular culture is defined here asthose aspects of culture largely created and produced by peoples of Africana descent in the United States of America that engender joy, pleasure, enjoyment, and amusement and that are expressed through artifacts (e.g., icons and personas) and practices (e.g., arts and rituals). The artifacts of African American popular culture are inclusive of but not limited to objects and material culture, heroes, celebrities, stars, and stereotypes.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: February 22-23, 2019
Abstracts Due: December 7, 2018
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, “World-Making, 1500-1800,” to be held on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Su Fang Ng (Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor and Associate
Professor of English, Virginia Tech) and Daniel O’Quinn (Professor in the School of English and
Theatre Studies, University of Guelph).
Agential Ecoontologies: Revitalizing Folk Magic, Rootwork, and Animism in the Age of the Anthropocene
13th Biennial Convention, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
June 26-30, 2019
University of California, Davis
World religions have long held pilgrimage as an important journey of the faithful. Today, however, there is an increasing number of non-religious, secular or spiritual pilgrims undertaking these journeys. The nearly 800 km-long Camino de Santiago is a popular destination for secular pilgrims travelling through France and across Northern Spain. Established as one of three principal Christian pilgrimage routes over 1,200 years ago, the Camino is experiencing increasing visitor numbers with over 300,000 undertaking the journey each year.
The Musikwissenschaftliches Institut, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, welcomes proposals for the international symposium
Jewish Music in South Germany—History, Exile, Continuance
to be held on Thursday and Friday, 11‒12 July 2019
Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
The 44th Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies theme is "The Eighteenth Century in Perspective." The meeting will take place February 21-23, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. The full conference announcement is available at http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2019/2019cfp.html.
Religion and the Future
April 5, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Professor Sylvester Johnson, Virginia Tech
The Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Society is calling for abstracts for two guaranteed panels at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference, which will take place May 23-26 in Boston.
Panel 1: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Religion