The New Contemplative Review, a journal formed to promote scholarship on the interface between culture and spirituality, seeks articles for its second issue, on Catholicism, due to appear in January 2005. It is hoped that this issue will explore themes relating to the histories, spiritualities, ideologies and material constructions of Catholicism in both past and contemporary cultures: subjectivity and meaning, as well as ideology, faith and questioning, bodies and the Church, medieval and medievalist accounts of Catholicism: issues of power and relationship between Catholics and non-Catholics: the Catholic Church in fiction and life-writing: the public presence of the Church in past and present.
CALL FOR PAPERS
TOPIC: Mel Gibson's: The Passion of the Christ
Deadline for submissions: August 27, 2004.
Daniel Burston, Ph.D.
Rebecca De Nova
Department of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Please submit papers that address Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the
Christ from a
historical, theological, political, philosophical, psychological,
literary and/or artistic perspective.
Call for Essays: Victorian Medievalism (6/1/04; collection)
Essays with a focus on Swinburne or Browning or religion are solicited for a
Victorian medievalism collection under contract with Palgrave. Essays
should be appropriate for interdisciplinary undergraduate courses dealing
with Victorian medievalism and should not concern Arthurian or gothic
material. Please send questions and essays to lhollow_at_frc.mass.edu and
jpalmgren_at_saintpauls.edu. Completed essays (4000-5000 words) in Chicago
style should be received by June 1.
Asst. Prof. of English
Saint Paul's College
115 College Dr.
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Contemporary Structures of Renunciation
The Austrian Group for Applied Texts (Gruppe fuer angewandte Texte – GFAT)
is preparing an essay collection that will focus on structures of
renunciation within our contemporary society.
Accordingly, we welcome contributions from cultural and literary theorists
as well as from psychoanalysts, theologians and from other disciplines.
The short essays can relate to: sacrifice, martyrs, new consumer habits,
certain representations of pain and suffering in media etc. The
contributions will be published in English as well as in German
CALL FOR PAPERS: Finding the OX: Buddhism and American Culture (7/1/04)
The editors invite proposals of essays for a book on Buddhism and
American culture. Aimed at a readership across a wide range of
disciplines, Finding the Ox: Buddhism in American Culture will collect
essays that test and play with disciplinary boundaries between Literary
Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies
and Queer Theory. The proposed papers engage theoretical problems, offer
close readings of specific texts, or (most fruitfully) ground
speculative debates within the practice of mindful reading. Specific
essays in the volume may consider:
UPDATE: _disClosure_ specifically seeking New Fiction and Poetry
submissions on the topic of "Religion and Identity" -- deadline 3/29 --
University of Kentucky
Call for Art/Fiction/Poetry
a journal of social theory
Issue #14: Religion and Identity
Proposals sought for a proposed collection of essays entitled
"Buddhism: 'Eastern' Religion, World Literature" on interactions among
Buddhist faiths, writings, practices and "Western" literature. Most
interested in proposed histories of Buddhism and literature within a
single period (20-c British, for example); investigations of the
influence of a particular Buddhist school or Buddhist text over time or
over several texts, investigations of groups of similar texts by
different authors, or investigations of Buddhism within the work of
single significant figures, like Thoreau or Kerouac. Less interested in
investigations of a single text unless it is an undeniably important
The New Contemplative Review seeks journal articles and short life-writing
pieces for its first issue, on the subject of spirituality. Treatments of
literature and spirituality are welcome: articles are welcome on any
aspect of the relation between literature and religion, except 'dogma';
but articles of pure theological enquiry are discouraged.
Call For Papers: Deadline extended to 15 February 2004.
Unruly Catholic Women
Material Religion: The Journal of Images, Objects, and Belief
A new journal from Berg Publishers, Oxford
Material Religion seeks to explore how religion happens in material
culture – images, devotional and liturgical objects, architecture and
sacred space, works of art and mass-produced artifacts. No less
important than these material forms are the many different practices
that put them to work. Ritual, communication, ceremony, instruction,
meditation, propaganda, pilgrimage, display, magic, liturgy and
interpretation constitute many of the practices whereby religious
material culture constructs the worlds of belief.