Thursday, March 13, 2008

CFP: "The Poetics of Conflict and Reconciliation," Bridgewater College, October 16-18, 2008.

We are accepting proposals for papers in English with a reading time of 15-20 minutes on the role/use of literature in mediating conflict and/or its relationship to Christianity. Conflict can occur at international, national, regional, local, domestic and personal levels. Poetics may be broadly defined to include literary, musical, and artistic works. The scope is not limited to a particular place or time. Random Examples: the artist as spokesman for peace the struggle for Irish identity in Seamus Heaney’s poetry the Soviet poet as mediator the poet as conscientious objector in World War Two the poet as mediator in Cromwell’s Protectorate politics and poetry in Nineteenth-Century Australia poetry as personal conflict therapy Confessional poets' use of diction Send 100-word abstracts to or Stan Galloway /Poetics Conf. Dept. of English Bridgewater College 402 E. College St. Bridgewater, VA 22812 USA Preliminary deadline for submissions: April 4, 2008 Furtner information may be found here:

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