The Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, a community of inquiry devoted to the development of the arts in religion and society, seeks papers by scholars and artists (visual, film, dance, literature, poetry and prose) that will investigate, illuminate, and/or interrogate whether and how religious or theologically inspired artistic expression contributes to movements of resistance and the work of decolonization. Themes for exploration could include but are not limited to race, gender, religious and cultural imperialism, and anthropomorphism.
Questions to consider:
Abstracts of no more than 2000 characters will be accepted through March 1, 2019.
Applicants will be prompted to provide the following information:
Notifications to presenters will be made by 1 April 2019.
SARTS membership is not required to submit a proposal, but will be required for those whose proposals are accepted. Accepted papers will be read at the annual meeting of SARTS which meets concurrently with the AAR/SBL. In 2019, the meeting is held November 22-24 in San Diego.
Members of SARTS meet annually in conjunction with the AAR/SBL.
Typically, meetings include a Friday-night reception and event, with a session of papers on Saturday or Sunday, plus an architectural or museum tour.