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Reminder and Update: Armstrong Browning Library “The Uses of ‘Religion’ in 19th Century Studies” (9/18/2015; 3/16-19/2016)

BaylorArmstrong Browning Library
Baylor University
March 16-19, 2016
Deadline: September 18, 2015

As announced earlier, from March 16-19, 2016, the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University will host a special conference on "The Uses of 'Religion' in 19th Century Studies" (http://www.browninglibrary.org/index.php?id=870975). This conference seeks to bring scholars of nineteenth-century literature together with scholars of other disciplines to interrogate the ways in which the category of "religion" was constructed and deployed in nineteenth-century literature and culture, and to reflect self-critically on how scholarship invokes the category now.   The conference will highlight literature, but scholars of every discipline interested in reconsidering uses of “religion” in nineteenth-century studies are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for papers.

Fifteen proposals will be selected for the conference, and participants will receive generous funding for travel($1,250 for outside North America, $750 for within North America but outside U.S., $400 for within U.S.).  The long-term hope is to revise papers from the conference for an edited collection.

Many outstanding proposals have already come in from literary scholars, historians, and scholars of religion. A 300-500 word proposal and one-page CV with primary publications and research achievements should be emailed to ablconferences@baylor.edu.
Deadline for Proposals: 5:00p.m., Friday, September 18, 2015

Update: The Armstrong Browning Library will offer $1,000 travel awards to five graduate students who are working on their Ph.D. and wish to attend the conference, but who will not present a paper.  Applications (200 words) for this award, supported by a brief email recommendation from an adviser or other faculty member, are due on September 18, 2015 (send with one-page CV to ablconferences@baylor.edu).

Further details about the conference, call for papers, and application procedures can be found at the conference website (http://www.browninglibrary.org/index.php?id=870975).

Please direct queries to the lead organizer, Joshua King (ablconferences@baylor.edu orJoshua_King@baylor.edu).

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