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On Friday 27th October 2017, Literature, Theology and the Arts at Glasgow will be holding a day colloquium with the theme ‘Writing on the Wall: Literature and Theology For This World’.
As well as celebrating the past and present contribution of Literature, Theology and the Arts at Glasgow, the day will explore the role of the interdisciplinary study of religion, art and literature in today’s political, social, and educational contexts.
Plenary lectures will be given by Professor David Jasper and Professor Heather Walton. David’s lecture will mark his official retirement from the University of Glasgow, and Heather’s will be her inaugural lecture as Professor in Theology and Creative Practice. The day will end with a drinks reception celebrating David’s phenomenal contribution to the interdisciplinary field of literature, theology and the arts.
The day will also include short paper sessions. We are seeking 20 minute papers relating to the theme ‘Writing on the Wall: Literature and Theology For This World’. Speakers will be encouraged to submit papers for consideration by the journal Literature and Theology. If you would like to give a paper, please submit a title and 100-200 word abstract to anna.fisk@glasgow.ac.uk by Monday 4th September.
Please forward the attached notice on to any colleagues or students who may be interested giving a paper or attending the colloquium.
The colloquium is free of charge, but please register your attendance by emailing anna.fisk@glasgow.ac.uk by Thursday 12th October.

 

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