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>Subject: CFP: Reading Spiritualites (UK) (10/31/05; 1/20/06-1/22/06)
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>From: "Llewellyn, Dawn \(llewelld\)" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Reading Spiritualities
>Constructing and representing spiritualities through the medium of text:
>sacred, literary and visual
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>20-22nd January 2006
>Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University
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>KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
>Michele Roberts (title tbc)
>Ursula King	   (title tbc)
>David Jasper: "Do not hide your face from me" (Psalm 27): The Sacred and
>the Profane Body in Art and Modern Literature=20
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>The reading, response, construction and representation of sacred,
>secular and cultural 'texts' have always been a vital source in the
>quest for the spiritual.  This is true of new and emerging
>spiritualities as well as traditional religions.  While 'spirituality'
>is a fluid notion, sacred texts and literature, poetry, drama, art,
>cinema, dance, music are all forms of text through which ideas and
>images of the spiritual are manifest and through which the spiritual can
>be created. This conference will explore the interactions and
>connections between texts old and new, readers and spiritualities.
>Further, this event also aims to discover ways in which texts are
>informed by the spiritual and how texts inform the spiritual.  How is
>the creative process a spiritual pursuit?  How do texts represent
>spiritual themes and identities?  How do texts create spiritual themes
>and identities? How are texts used to imagine the divine? What is the
>role of 'reading' texts in the search for religious and spiritual
>meaning?  What is the relationship between the text, reader and reading
>in the context of spirituality?=20
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>This event will bring together creative writers, theorists from
>contemporary literature and literary theory, feminist and gender
>studies, new spiritualities, biblical studies, religious studies,
>history, and spiritual practitioners.  Abstracts (300 words) are invited
>from theoretical, textual, empirical work and the creative arts, from a
>wide range of disciplines and themes.
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>Deadline for abstracts: 31st  October 2005.
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>Panels and non-traditional formats welcomed.=20
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>If you would like any further information please contact:
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>Conference Organisers:
>Dr. Deborah Sawyer   [log in to unmask]	Tel: +44 (0)1524 592415
>Dawn Llewellyn          [log in to unmask]       Tel: +44
>(0)1524 594566
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>Website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/events/spiritualities
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>Department of Religious Studies
>Furness College
>Lancaster University
>Lancaster
>LA1 4YG
>Tel: + 44 (0)1524 592425 =20
>Fax: + 44 (0)1524 847039 =20
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>Dawn Llewellyn
>Department of Religious Studies
>Furness College
>Lancaster University=20
>LA1 4YG
>United Kingdom
>+44 (0)1524 594566
>READING SPIRITUALITIES CONFERENCE, Lancaster University, 20-22nd January
>2006
>http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/events/spiritualities
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