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TopicReligion in American Public Discourse

Competitive session co-sponsored by the Religion and Literature Forum and the Forum on Nonfiction Prose.  Religion has long figured in the public discourse of the United States.  During election season in particular, religious issues figure in campaign and more generally political discourse.  President Donald Trump has recently declared the U.S. a Christian nation, promising to […]

TopicCFP: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction (MLA 2016)

Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January) Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary religious developments, neo-religious epiphanies–science fiction rarely leaves religion behind as it leaps to the stars. Papers addressing teleologies of transcendence, apocalyptic religious fulfillments, and other intersections of religion and science fiction welcome.  Panel sponsored by […]

TopicMLA-Philadelphia. CFP: The Boundaries of Religion in Public Discourse

“The Boundaries of Religion in Public Discourse.” Forum on Non-fiction Prose (special session). Discussions, invocations, and uses of religion in the public sphere. Any historical period or global region. 250 word abstracts, 15 March, h.horwitz@utah.edu During a presidential election year in the U.S., the airwaves and media fill with professions of religious faith and declarations […]

TopicCFP: Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction, MLA 2016

<div dir=”ltr”> <div class=”gmail_extra”> <div>Heavens Above: Envisioning Religion in Science Fiction (MLA 2016 in Austin, TX, 7-10 January) Alien religions, post-secular numinous experience, evolutionary religious developments, neo-religious epiphanies–science fiction rarely leaves religion behind as it leaps to the stars. Papers addressing teleologies of transcendence, apocalyptic religious fulfillments, and other intersections of religion and science fiction […]

TopicReligion & Literature Syllabus Prize (15 Mar 2016)

This will be of interest to many: ANNOUNCEMENT: DEADLINE EXTENDED The journal Religion and Literature is soliciting submissions for its second annual syllabus prize. Syllabi should address both religion and literature in a substantial manner, and should encourage reflection on the many possible relations between them. To submit a syllabus for this prize, two steps […]