The Soul of Cinema: Essays on Arts & Faith’s Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films

deadline for submissions: 
July 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Arts & Faith
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The Soul of Cinema: Essays on Arts & Faith’s Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films

Since 2004, readers and writers at the Art & Faith website have created six lists of “spiritually significant” films, culminating in its 2020 iteration of the group’s Top 100 films. (To see this list visit http://artsandfaith.com) To celebrate the most recent list, the editors will be hosting a session at the 2022 South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. The conference will be held November 11-13, 2022.

This Traditional Session welcomes submissions on any aspect examining the Arts & Faith Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films list. Abstracts addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. By July 15, 2002, please submit an abstract of 500 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Kenneth R. Morefield (Campbell University), at morefieldk@campbell.edu.

Abstracts are sought that explain the spiritual significance of one or more of the films on the list. Additional topics that are of interest include: auteur theory, canonicity in film studies, the history and development of the Arts & Faith Top 100 (how the list has changed since its inception), gender and sexuality, race, and differences between spirituality and religion.