CFP: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime (12/15/06; 5/10/07-5/12/07)

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Holly Faith Nelson
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Through a Glass Darkly:

Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime


Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature


Trinity Western University

Langley, British Columbia


May 10-12, 2007


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey (Baylor University); Dr. Richard Kearney (Boston
College); Dr. Maxine Hancock (Regent College);

Dr. Jens Zimmermann (Trinity Western University); Prof. Lynn Szabo (Trinity
Western University)


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

*Genre and the shape of suffering

*The evolution of the sublime in literature

*The unrepresentable voice of the victim

 * The postmodern sublime


Reading time should not exceed twenty minutes. Presenters should be members
in good standing of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. You may
join the organization when you register for the conference.


Inquiries are welcomed at any time. Proposals or abstracts should be sent
to either of the conference co-chairs by December 15, 2006.


Holly Faith Nelson, Ph.D.

English Department

Trinity Western University

7600 Glover Road

Langley, BC Canada

V2Y 1Y1



Trinity Western University is only 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 / Coordinator of First-Year English

English Department

Trinity Western University

7600 Glover Road

Langley, BC

V2Y 1Y1

Telephone: (604) 888-7511, Local 3241


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