The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0413 Monday, 1 November 2010
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Monday, November 1, 2010
Subject: CFP: The Hospitable Text
Call for Papers: The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature, 14
- 16 July 2011, London Notre Dame Centre, UK.
Plenary lecturers will include: Rowan Williams (The Archbishop of Canterbury), Julia
Reinhard Lupton (UC Irvine), and John Schad (Lancaster University).
Other participants include: Jo Carruthers (Bristol University), Paul Contino
(Pepperdine University), John Cox (Hope College), Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway,
University of London), Mark Eaton (Azusa Pacific University), Peter Hawkins (Yale
University), and Emma Mason (Warwick University).
(With sponsorship from the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Literature and
Theology, Religion and Literature, the University of Notre Dame, and the Calvin
Center for Christian Scholarship.)
Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the relationship between religion
and literature, with the broader critical turn to religion in the arts and
humanities helping invigorate an interdisciplinary field that has been well served
through the work of journals such as Christianity and Literature, Religion and
Literature and Literature and Theology. Recognizing the importance of talking
further about our different approaches to the field, this conference will bring
together wide variety of scholars in order to enable and enrich contemporary
explorations of religion and literature.
Call for Papers
The theme of our conference is The Hospitable Text. Contemporary theorists and
theologians have paid considerable attention recently to the idea of hospitality,
recognizing, among other things, the value of actively hosting viewpoints different
from our own rather than merely tolerating their presence. With this in mind, papers
are invited that address any of the following topics:
* Religious/literary/theological explorations of hospitality
* The relationship between religion and literature
* Literature and religious pluralism/difference
* Dialogism in the novel
* Controversy and literature
* Strangers, guests, and visitors in literary texts
* Literary reflections on the Eucharist
* The relationship between the religious and the secular
* Related themes, such as friendship, tolerance, charity, and peace.
* Literature and the Bible
* Religious violence
* Hermeneutical conversations
* Communal reading
Papers are not restricted to a particular faith or religious tradition, or to a
particular historical period.
The deadline to submit proposals has passed. Further details about registration
costs, accommodation details, and travel arrangements will be available by November
A PDF version of the Call for Papers may be downloaded here.
Please direct all inquiries about The Hospitable Text conference to:
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook,
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>
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