ACLA 2006 Conference Theme:
The Human and Its Others
ACLA 2006 Conference:
March 23-26, 2006
Submission Deadline: November 28, 2005
Three Panel Series (Stream) Title:
Sacred Other: Boundaries and Pores in the Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur’an
Seminar Organizer: Roberta Sabbath, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bombarded by otherness, the subjectivity springing out of the three sacred texts of the Abrahamic tradition faces influence, invasion, and inspiration from innumerable sources in the Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur’an. Divinity, demons, destiny, and the desert all have their way with their human targets. The inscribed combat and collaboration between these biblical humans and their biblical others continues to resonate with believers and doubters alike. The use of a variety of theoretical and imaginative strategies helps to foreground the action at this dynamic interface. Polymorphous strategies are welcome, including rhetorical criticism, literary theories, cultural studies, narratology, philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, mysticism, sociology, psychology, and performance studies.
Submit a one page abstract and a one page c.v. as an
attachment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A
reply to the email will serve as confirmation of
receipt. Response regarding acceptance will be sent
just after ACLA deadline for full panel submission.
Also submit proposals via the ACLA Conference website online paper proposal form, selecting the Sacred Other seminar.
Panelists should plan on attending all three days of the Sacred Other stream. Three day streams are typically scheduled Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Papers run 15-20 minutes each.
Department of English
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5011
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