>From: Scott DeShong <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Criticism and the Divine (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)
>Criticism and the Divine: a Society for Critical Exchange session at the
>Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, March
>Twenty-minute presentations concerning the notion (or concept, image,
>invocation, etc.) of the divine or the sacred as it emerges for recent
>criticism/theory of literature and/or culture. How is the notion
>explicitly or implicitly defined, engaged, critiqued, avoided,
>superseded, deflected, etc.?
>The topic might involve various lines of inquiry. How might one assess
>the (putative) resurgence of interest in religion reflected in academic,
>popular, and political discourse? What about concerns with faith,
>sublimity, absoluteness, incorruptibility, and so on in areas besides
>religion, such as aesthetics? Conversely, how might one respond to Talal
>Asad's question, "What would an anthropology of secularism look like?"
>Abstracts due 9/15/05 to Scott DeShong, [log in to unmask] or
>alternatively Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple St.,
>Danielson CT 06239, USA.
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