CFP: African Literature and World Christianity (3/10/06; MLA '06)

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Gallagher, Susan
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The Conference on Christianity and Literature invites submissions of
abstracts for the CCL session at the annual MLA Convention in December
2006. The session will be called "The Next Christendom" and African
Literature." Proposals should engage with the ideas of Philip Jenkins'
recent controversial book, The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global
Christianity, in relationship with the wider field of African
Literature. In his book, Jenkins argues that Christianity has become
the religion of the South, not the West. Questions that could be
addressed include how does the phenomenon of "world Christianity" inform
African literature, and how might African literature inform the
phenomenon of "world Christianity"? Abstracts for 15 minutes papers
should be sent to Susan VanZanten Gallagher (, by March
10, 2006.

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