CFP: Theory Faith Culture (UK) (1/15/07; 7/3/07-7/6/07)

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Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory

Theory Faith Culture

— an international interdisciplinary conference —

Cardiff University

3 July – 6 July 2007

Call for Papers

Religion is one of the most contested aspects of twenty-first century life. How can we understand and theorise the power of religion in the constitution of subjects and in its social, cultural and political manifestations? This conference will look at the interface between Theory, Faith and Culture. It will explore a range of theoretical approaches to the subject and attempt to further our understanding of some of the most important and pressing issues of the day.

Papers are welcomed from all relevant disciplines.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers to date include

Haleh Afshar, University of York

Luke Gibbons, University of Notre Dame

Richard Kearney, Boston College, USA

Glenn Jordan, University of Glamorgan

Laurent Milesi, Cardiff University

Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University

Proposals for papers are particularly welcome in the following areas

Theorising belief

Religion and Postmodernism

The Politics of Belief

Religion and the New Right

Race and Religion

Religion, Multi-culturalism and Social Cohesion

Islam in the West

Religion and Colonialism

Religion and Partition

Religion and Emancipation

Religion and Patriarchy

Religion and Sexuality

Religion in Wales

Religion and Utopia


Abstracts of 150 words should be sent to the following email address:

Deadline for Proposals: 15 January 2007


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