This conference aims to consider, explore, and analyze the reciprocal relationship between religious discourse in the 21st Century and pop/urban culture. The reconstruction or deconstruction of religiosity and the role of religion is apparent in literary, cultural, and linguistic production, especially in urban spaces, where popular and mass expressions are influenced by and affect new ways of presenting the ‘holy’. Interdisciplinary papers are most welcomed.
The conference is open but not limited to:
Representation of Religion in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Cultures; Religion, Sexuality, and Gender; Pop Art and Religion; The Holy and the City; Religion and Fanaticism; Urban Shrines; Mass Media and Religion; Contemporary Representations of Religion; 21st Century Literature and Religion; Religion and the Physical; Translation Studies; Fine Arts; Theology; Parody and Paraphrase; Social Theory; 21st Century Musical Expression.
We also welcome sociocultural and/or applied linguistics approaches exploring the role of language in the topics mentioned above.
Professor Orlando Grossegesse, University of Minho, Portugal
Professor Antonio Rubial, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Abstracts may be sent to the graduate student conference selection committee via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or via post mail: / Attention: Audrey Lopez (Grad Student Conference) / University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Phelps Hall / Santa Barbara, CA,93106-4150. Email: email@example.com
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