Dear 19CRS Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce an exciting new conference that I will be hosting at the Armstrong Browning Library in March 2016.  Please see the brief description below.  Details can be found on the attached CFP or by visiting the Armstrong Browning Library’s homepage (

“Uses of ‘Religion’ in 19th C. Studies”
March 16-19, 2016, Armstrong Browning Library
Deadline for Proposals: 18 Sept. 2016

The conference will engage questions being asked ever more frequently among scholars of the nineteenth-century in a variety of disciplines concerning the category, “religion.” Scholars have noted that the modern, Western category of “religion” is a unique historical construction, which has grown up alongside notions of “the secular,” and been deeply entangled with–among other things–the formation of state power, imperial expansion, and unfavorable portrayals of non-Europeans.  The conference invites presentations that seek to advance scholarship on nineteenth-century literature and culture by critically reflecting on the historical formations of “religion” and the uses to which the concept has been put. Fifteen proposals will be accepted for the conference, and all participants will receive generous financial support for travel and accommodations.  The hope is to collect essays from the conference into an edited book.


ABL Uses of Religion CFP

Dr. Joshua King
Associate Professor
Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies
Department of English
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97404
Waco, Texas 76798-7404
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