EXTENDED CfP: Theology and Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale and Other Worlds (edited volume under contract)

June-Ann Greeley PhD's picture
Call for Papers
September 24, 2021
Connecticut, United States
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Popular Culture Studies, Literature, Canadian History / Studies

New due date for abstract submission: September 24, 2021

Abstracts are still being accepted for an edited volume (under contract) on theology/ spirituality/religious studies and the works of Margaret Atwood.

Abstracts that discuss Atwood’s works with theological perspectives other than Christianity are especially welcome as are abstracts drawing from a range of traditional but also contemporary theologies, including: feminist theology; ethics and especially the ethics of care; constructive theology; political theology; ‘death-of-God’ theology; theo-poetics; theologies of race; LGBTQ+/ queer theology, and other approaches of radical theology.

The writings of Margaret Atwood are replete with explorations of theological topics, including (just a brief list of possibilities): meaning and order in the universe; mediations on human nature; Biblical motifs; anthropocentricism and the animal kingdom; eco-spirituality; gender and matters of identity (and meaning); death and rebirth; the question of evil and personal agency/free will.  This CFP welcomes abstracts from newly-minted and independent scholars as well as established scholars and researchers. 

Please send an abstract of no less than 350 words in a Word doc format and a current academic cv by September 24, 2021 to greeleyj@sacredheart.edu   Inquiries about the CfP should be emailed to the same address.

Contact Info: 

June-Ann Greeley, PhD

Dept. of Languages and Literatures

Sacred Heart University   Fairfield CT

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