Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Call for Papers

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts
1850 to the Present

5 July -7 July 2017

Call for Papers

Proposals for short papers of 20 minutes are invited for an international conference on Catholicism, literature, and the arts, organised by the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University and Ushaw College. The conference is supported by the Centre for Poetry and Poetics and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University. It will bring together leading scholars such as Terry Eagleton, Ann Wroe, Paul Lakeland, and Eamon Duffy to address key questions in the study of Catholic art and writing, including the question of whether there is a distinctive tradition of ‘Catholic literature’. Among the main topics and themes of the conference are Catholic memoir and autobiography; Catholic fiction and poetry; Catholic readership; journalism; publishers and archives; and the visual arts. A key feature of the conference will be the use of interviews, discussion groups, and workshops, as well as lectures and seminars. The conference will include film, music, and the visual arts, as well as literature. It will also draw on works of art and literature closely associated with Ushaw College.

Please send expressions of interest, along with a brief proposal (up to 250 words), to Stephen Regan (stephen.regan@durham.ac.uk), Ludmilla Jordanova (ludmilla.jordanova@durham.ac.uk), and Stefano Cracolici (stefano.cracolici@durham.ac.uk).

The closing date for proposals is 16th December 2016, and applicants will be notified of the outcome by 31st December 2016.