>Call for Papers
>Political Fictions and the Poetics of Faith
>A Graduate Student Conference
>University of Leeds, UK July 10-11, 2004
>ýIn religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in
>case gotten at second-hand, and without examinationţ. ˝Mark Twain
>This conference will focus on the interplay of literature, religion and
>politics. We welcome papers that examine textual manifestations of sacred and
>secular beliefs, and their relationship to one another, whether harmonious or
>conflictual. Participants may want to consider the dynamics of religious and
>political texts in communities, past and/or present.
>Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
>´ Religion and cultural difference post-9/11
>´ Religion as an agent and/or opponent of (inter)nationalism
>´ Faith, literary form and ideology
>´ Canon formation
>´ Religious institutions and literary production
>´ Blasphemy, heresy & censorship
>´ Missionary activity
>Applicants are encouraged to interpret the conference topic broadly;
>submissions dealing with all periods and regions, or from the perspective of
>any discipline, are welcome.
>The Conference will be structured around themed sessions, each composed of
>three 20 minute papers.
>Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to
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