CFP neMLA 2021: Russian Orthodoxy and Russian Literature

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Call for Papers
March 11, 2021 to March 14, 2021
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Literature, Religious Studies and Theology, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

This panel is dedicated to discussing Eastern/Russian Orthodox traditions, morality, culture, hagiography, iconography, mysticism, practices, monasticism, and beliefs as they pertain to (or appear within) Russian and Slavic literature. Discussions of religious influence are critical to the study of many of the greatest Russian authors and poets--Dostoevsky and Tolstoy amongst many others. Still, little scholarship has explored how both Dostoevsky and Tolstoy had extraordinarily different views of the Orthodox faith and of Christianity in general, and how this might have influenced their existential perspectives of life and death, meaning and purpose, as well as their works. We are open to submissions of all sorts--so long as they are related to Russian literature and religion. 


The neMLA conference will occur in Philadelphia from March 11-14 2021. 



(Please include in the subject line: "neMLA Submission") 


Deadline is September 30 2020

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