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Religion in American Literature (Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Annual Conference)

Las Vegas, NV
Organization: Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Annual Conference
Categories: American, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2021-11-11 to 2021-11-14 Abstract Due: 2021-04-15

This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. It welcomes papers that explore the intersectionality between religion, politics, and literature.  How can literary texts help us understand the discourses of the religious right or the left and their search for community?  How does faith contribute both to harmful or positive visions of community?  What can literature teach us about the type of faith that will allow us to create and embrace “the beloved community” introduced by Josiah Royce, and later highlighted by Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Proposals that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction” are of particular interest.

Please submit a 350-word proposal to the PAMLA website: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com

https://pamla.ballastacademic.com

haein.park@biola.edu

Haein Park