CFP: The Da Vinci Code in the Academy (12/15/05; collection)

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CFP: The Da Vinci Code in the Academy (12/15/05; collection)

The popular success of Dan Brown's novel has fueled debate on a number of
related topics, including many books and university courses which seek to
debunk the underlying claims regarding the interpretations of art and
history, membership in secret societies, as well as feminism and religion.
How do these popularized theories and beliefs enter into academic
discussions, either scholarly or within the classroom?

Essays are invited which examine the issues raised by the renewal of popular
interest in these arcane or apocryphal texts, their interpretations and
their validity. Especially welcome are essays which examine the attention
generated by the novel to the idea of the sacred feminine aspect of
religion, either historically or in contemporary terms.

I am preparing a collection of essays to be published together which address
the phenomenon of this contemporary novel and how it is affecting the
discussion, study, and research of these academic topics, as well as how
these issues are then being dealt with in the classroom.

Send papers or proposals to Bradley Bowers, Dept. of English, Barry
University, 11300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33161 or by email

Bradley R. Bowers, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Department of English and Foreign Languages
Barry University
Miami Shores, Florida 33161 USA

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