neMLA Philadelphia 2021 Round Table (Russian Literature/Eastern Orthodoxy)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Isaac Aday/University of Texas at Dallas
contact email: 

This panel is dedicated to discussing Eastern/Russian Orthodox traditions, morality, culture, hagiography, iconography, mysticism, practices, monasticism, and beliefs as they pertain to (or appear within) Russian and Slavic literature. Discussions of religious influence are critical to the study of many of the greatest Russian authors and poets--Dostoevsky and Tolstoy amongst many others. Still, little scholarship has explored how both Dostoevsky and Tolstoy had extraordinarily different views of the Orthodox faith and of Christianity in general, and how this might have influenced their existential perspectives of life and death, meaning and purpose, as well as their works. We are open to submissions of all sorts--so long as they are related to Russian literature and religion. 


The neMLA conference will occur in Philadelphia from March 11-14 2021. 

Deadline is September 30 2020


(Please include in the subject line: "neMLA submission")

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