31 January 2007

CFP - International Interdisciplinary Conference: Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory: 'Theory Faith Culture' (4-6 July 2007; Cardiff University)

'Theory Faith Culture'

an international interdisciplinary conference

Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory

Cardiff University 4 - 6 July 2007

Second Call for Papers

Religion is one of the most contested aspects of twenty-first century life. How can we understand and theorise the power of religion in the constitution of subjects and in its social, cultural and political manifestations?

This conference will look at the interface between Theory, Faith and Culture. It will explore a range of theoretical approaches to the subject and attempt to further our understanding of some of the most important and pressing issues of the day.

To date we have received over 80 exciting proposals from all over the world. Given this enthusiastic response to our first call for papers, we are extending the deadline for the submission of proposals for further papers until 15 April 2007.

Papers are welcomed from all relevant disciplines.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Haleh Afshar, University of York, UK. Luke Gibbons, University of Notre Dame, USA. Glenn Jordan, University of Glamorgan, UK. Richard Kearney, Boston College, USA. Laurent Milesi, Cardiff University, UK. David Nash, Oxford Brookes University, UK. Mohammad Seddon. Cardiff University, UK. Gauri Viswanathan, Columbia University, USA.

Confirmed Panels as of January 2007:

* Religion and Postmodernism * Fundamentalisms * Theorising Belief * Philosophy and Religion * Religion and Language * Philip Pullman and Religion * Islam in the West * Religion and Utopia * Religion and Post-colonialism * Derrida on Religion * Religion and the New Right * Politics of Belief * Religion and Education * Religion and Gender * Religion and Social Cohesion * Religion and National Identities * Religion and Nationalism * Religion and Colonialism * Religion in Multicultural Societies.

Further proposals for papers are particularly welcome in the following areas:

Race and Religion * Fundamentalisms * Islam in the West * Religion and Colonialism * Religion and Partition * Religion and Emancipation * Religion and Patriarchy * Religion and Sexuality * Religion in Wales * Religion and Utopia * Atheism.

Abstracts of 150 words should be sent along with a brief CV to the following email address: tfc@Cardiff.ac.uk

Deadline for Proposals: 15 April 2007