Paper proposals on any and all aspects of Catholic sainthood in the American context are being solicited for a panel on American Saints and Sainthood in America for the 2008 Spring Conference of the American Catholic Historical Association Conference to be held April 3-5, 2008 at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana.
Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to: canonization efforts, paths to sainthood, visual and material culture, devotional cults, devotional literature, what makes a saint particularly “American,” American born canonized saints, shrines, saints on the web, promotional materials, treatments of non-American born saints by devotees in the US, the saint as metaphor, representing saints etc. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcomed.
Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes, and presenters are encouraged to use a lecture-type format. Participants who present papers must also be or become members of the Association.
Send 500 word proposals and CV to Heather A. Hartel at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25th, 2008.
For more information on the ACHA, please see http://research.cua.edu/acha/
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