CFP: [Religion] Christianity in Literature

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Kathleen Heininge
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Call for Papers
Speaking Truth to Power:
The Literature of Assent and Dissent

George Fox University
Newberg, Oregon
April 16-18, 2009

We are accepting proposals for papers with a reading time of 15-20
minutes on the interface between literary studies and Christianity.
Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference
theme, “Speaking Truth to Power: The Literature of Assent and Dissent.”
In the Quaker tradition, speaking truth to power means an engaged
prophetic witness fostering God’s redemptive activity in human
experience. As we gather at George Fox University, we would like to honor
this Quaker value by exploring the question: Where/How does literature
engage socio-political values as moral, spiritual, or ethical concerns?

“One of the things that makes literature something deeper and more
central for us than a complex [language] game. . . is that it speaks
about us, about our lives and choices and emotions, about our social
existence and the totality of our connections. . . what hopes and fears
for ourselves it underwrites or subverts.” (Martha Nussbaum in Love's
Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature)

Multidisciplinary approaches to the conference theme are especially
welcome, as are presentations on film, popular culture, and pedagogy. We
invite creative work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and student
papers will likewise be considered.

Send 100-word abstracts by January 15 to Melanie Springer Mock at
Sponsored by
The Conference on Christianity and Literature, West Region
George Fox University, in beautiful Oregon

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