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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com).
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).