Call For Papers – 2016 ALA Convention

The American Religion and Literature Society invites proposals for our panels at the 2016 American Literature Association convention.

Folk and Indigenous Religions in American Literature

The American Religion and Literature Society invites papers exploring how folk and indigenous religious traditions serve to unsettle or redefine conventional assumptions about religion’s engagement with literature, about the secularity of American literature, or about the way literary scholarship traditionally delineates disciplinary boundaries between American literature and world literature. We welcome studies pertaining to all indigenous and folk religious traditions, broadly defined, and from all theoretical perspectives.

Please submit a 500-word abstract by January 4, 2016 to Ray Horton at rlh137@case.edu. Electronic submissions only.

The American Literature Association’s 27th annual conference will meet at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 26-29, 2016 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). The deadline for proposals is January 30, 2016. For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org or contact the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Princeton University at ab23@princeton.edu with specific questions.

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