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>CFP: Christianity, Suffering, and Loss in Literature (Deadline
>       Extended: 1/24/04; 4/15/04-4/17/04)
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>Call for Papers
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>Suffering and Loss in Literature
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>Southeastern Conference
>On Christianity and Literature
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>Montreat College
>Montreat, NC 28757
>April 15-17, 2004
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>Keynote Speaker: Jill Pel·ez Baumgaertner
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>Suggested Topics
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>This conference proposes to explore especially the intersections between
>Christianity, suffering, and loss in literature.  Papers might address one
>of the following topics:
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>Creating meaning in suffering or loss
>Death/mourning rituals
>Christian asceticism/martyrdom
>Representations of the suffering servant
>Loss of faith, meaning
>Violence and the sacred
>Sacrifice
>Penance/punishment
>Representations of hell, purgatory
>Christian perspectives on war
>Illness (physical, psychological, spiritual)
>Suffering and redemption
>Suffering and faith
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>We also encourage creative works on these topics and plan to have at
>least one section of readings.  Selections of poetry, short stories,
>or sections of novels with a reading time of up to 15 minutes are
>welcomed.
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>In addition, the Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature
>welcomes papers on any topic demonstrating the relationship between
>imaginative literature and the Christian faith.
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>Guidelines
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>Submitted papers should range in length from eight to ten typed
>pages with an anticipated reading time of fifteen to twenty minutes.
>Please submit your completed manuscript to Sandra R. O'Neal either
>by email
>([log in to unmask]) or by surface mail: Department of English, Columbia
>College, Columbia, SC 29203.
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>While completed, full-length papers will receive first
>consideration, 1-2 page abstracts of papers may also be considered.
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>Deadline for submissions (extended): January 24, 2004
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