Feminist Theologies in American Literature - NeMLA

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
American Religion and Literature Society
contact email: 

Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston, March 5-8, 2020

Feminist Theologies in American Literature (*DEADLINE APPROACHING*)

The American Religion and Literature Society seeks proposals for presentations on literary expressions of feminist theologies broadly construed. We welcome presentations on any period, genre, or form of American literature, and those regarding any religious orientation. We particularly encourage papers on works of literature 

-       that examine the power, enfranchisement, religious ideas, and practices of women

-       that consider how religion subverts or reinforces androcentrism and patriarchy

-       by American authors who engage with the ways that gender relations inform religious concepts, commitments, and experience

-       that focus on intersectionality and the lattice of power connecting religion, gender, class, ethnicity, and race in American culture

We also encourage theological interpretations of works of literature that do not overtly thematize religion.

To submit an abstract, please use this link: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17944

Abstracts are due by September 30.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andrew Ball (ball@math.harvard.edu).