CFP: Faith, Myth & Literary Creation since 1850 (France) (5/31/06; 5/18/07-5/19/07)

full name / name of organization: 
BRAY Suzanne

Call for Papers :
International Symposium : Faith, Myth & Literary Creation since 1850
Lille Catholic University, Lille, France 18th/19th May 2007

Religious faith, myths and legends have always been present in
literature. However, their role has changed over time. Since the middle
of the 19th century, with the diminishing role of religion in European
society, writers with some kind of belief system, whether religious or
political, have tended to use myth in two different ways. They have
either retold the old, familiar myths of the past (classical, Nordic,
Arthurian, medieval etc.) so that they carry a new message to their own
generation or created their own, new myths as modern vehicles of
traditional truths. Many writers have combined the two techniques.
We are seeking papers which explore either of these uses of faith and
myth in English, French or other European literature since 1850.
Contributors may wish to concentrate on a single author or compare two
or three authors' treatment of the same theme. Papers may be delivered
in English or French.

Academic panel : Suzanne Bray (Lille Catholic University), Christine
Fletcher (University of Maryland University College), Adrienne Gavin
(Canterbury Christ Church University), Emmanuel Godo (Lille Catholic
University), Daniel Warzecha (Lille III University)

Please send any questions and propositions for papers (250 to 300 words)
to by May 31st 2006.

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