CFP: Christianity and Literature (12/15/06; CCL, 5/10/07-5/12/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Holly Faith Nelson
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Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred and the Sublime

Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia
May 10-12, 2007

Keynote Speakers: David Lyle Jeffrey, Baylor University; Maxine Hancock,
Regent College

Papers are invited on any aspects of the topics of suffering, the sacred,
and the sublime in literature from a Christian perspective.
Interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches to these topics are

Topics may include:

* The sacred spaces of suffering
* Mystical (un)knowing
* The literature of mourning
* Survivor testimonies
* Trauma and the sublime
* The feminine/masculine sublime
* The evolution of the sublime in literature
* Genre and the shape of suffering
* The unrepresentable voice of the victim
* The postmodern sublime

Inquiries are welcomed at any time. Proposals or abstracts should be sent
by Dec. 15, 2006 to Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (

Contact the conference chairs at:

Trinity Western University
English Department
7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1

Trinity Western University is a forty-five minute drive from the City of
Vancouver, British Columbia. Tours of historic sites in Langley and other
social events will be part of the conference.



Holly Faith Nelson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

English Department

Trinity Western University

7600 Glover Road

Langley, BC

V2Y 1Y1

Telephone: (604) 888-7511, Local 3241


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