Conference on Literature and Religion

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Call for Papers
October 1, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Literature, Music and Music History, Religious Studies and Theology, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

The Department of Latvian and Baltic Studies of Faculty of Humanities welcomes applications for the 12th international scientific conference at University of Latvia 1-2 December 2017.


Special topic of this year conference – Samson and Delilah, Boaz and Ruth, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife: 3 Couples and 6 Fates In the Bible, Literature, Art and Culture


The organizers of the conference expect the participants to prepare papers dealing with the questions of theology, literary science, religion and literature in interaction offering analyses and interpretation of the pieces of art based on any religious theme in today`s context. The possible topics to be discussed at the conference include also:

  • the relationships between theology and literary critic,
  • influence of religion on literary process,
  • analysis of concrete works of art influenced by the religious motifs,
  • contemporary interpretations and transformations of the biblical and other religious motifs in art and literature.


Presentation length – 30 minutes.

Conference fee 30 Euro should be paid via bank transfer (the details below) by November 1, 2017.

The fee includes the printed programme, refreshments during the conference breaks and publication of article in the conference volume.

The fee does not include accommodation, lunches, or the conference diner.

Please transfer your conference fee into the following bank account of the University of Latvia:


Latvijas Universitāte,

PVN reģ. Nr.: LV 90000076669,

Beneficiary address: Raiņa bulvāris 19, Rīga. LV-1586

Bank: Valsts kase


IBAN: LV33TREL9150101000000

Please include “2017. gada Konference Literatūra un reliģija (B 4510 251)” on your money transfer


The conference cannot offer any grants for travel or accommodation. 

We welcome submissions in Latvian, German and English, the three working languages of the conference. Submissions should be sent via e-mail no later than 1 October, 2017 to


Contact Info: 

Ieva Kalniņa, Māra Grudule

Department of Latvistics and Baltistics, Faculty of Humanities University of Latvia

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