CFP: “Boundaries: Real and Imagined”Southern Humanities Council Conference

Call for Papers – of interest for the those on the group dealing with the binary relationship of secularism (atheism, non-religion) and religion.

Southern Humanities Council Conference

January 31-February 3, 2013

The Hilton Savannah Desoto, Savannah, Georgia

“Boundaries: Real and Imagined”
The 2013 Southern Humanities Council Conference invites proposals for papers on the theme “Boundaries: Real and Imagined.” The topic is interdisciplinary and invites proposals from all disciplines and areas of study, as well as creative pieces including but not limited to performance, music, art, and literature.

Send proposals of 300-500 words to Mark Ledbetter at or if sending by U.S. Postal Service, Mark Ledbetter, Executive Director, SHC, Box 2546, The College of St. Rose, 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203. If possible, send all proposals by email. Proposals are due by December 15, 2012.

The conference registration fee is $100.00 or $85 for unaffiliated scholars and graduate students. Membership in SHC is $30.00 or $15 for unaffiliated scholars and graduate students. Conference participants must pay membership and registration to attend and/or present at SHC. You may visit our website at Topics are not limited to but may address any of the following areas. Pairings are not intended to imply binary thought, but rather to suggest a tradition of boundaries, real and imagined, for your considerations.

“Boundaries: Real and Imagined”
Sexuality Culture
Geography East and West
Gender Social Class
Race/Ethnicity Performance
The Academy/Disciplines Religion/Science
Humanities/Science Poetry
Fiction/Non-Fiction Memory/History
Body/Soul Music
Virtues/Vices Love/Lust
Pleasure/Pain Pleasure/Desire
Art Self/Other
Human/Animal Human Beings/Machine
Sacred/Secular Longing/Restraint/Constraint