Global Christianities and Global Literatures

deadline for submissions: 
February 21, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2023 / Conference on Christianity and Literature
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Philip Jenkins has drawn attention to the emergent “new faces of Christianity”—believers and faith communities from across the Global South that have gained prominence amid declining European and North American religious groups. The cultural, social, and theological aspects of these religious expressions throughout Latin and South America, Africa, and Asia complicate and challenge commonly held notions about the field of "Christianity and literature," widening the scope of scholarly engagement. The Conference on Christianity and Literature invites paper proposals for the 2023 MLA conference that attend to the intersecting phenomena of global Christianities and global literatures. We welcome studies across geographical and national borders, religious traditions, historical periods, literary genres, and languages.  In conjunction with the panel, the journal Christianity & Literature is also developing a subsequent special issue on “Global Christianities and Global Literatures.”