CLSG Annual Meeting, Regina 2018

The next CLSG Annual Meeting will be taking place May 27-June 2 2017 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. ACCUTE members are welcome to attend any and all sessions. Please refer back to this page for updates to the CLSG conference program.

Christianity and Literature Study Group Annual Conference

Regina, 26-29 May 2018

Deadline: 20 November 2017 (15 November for the joint panel with ACCUTE)

The Christianity and Literature Study Group invites proposals for papers and sessions on any aspect of Christianity and literature for its annual Conference at the 2018 Congress in Regina. We welcome a range of critical approaches and topics, including pedagogy and creative writing, and a range of genres, including theatre or multimedia genres. This year we are also featuring three member-organized sessions and our now-annual roundtable on pedagogy. We warmly welcome new members and of course all participants from ACCUTE are welcome to attend our sessions.

Paper Proposals

Following the guidelines on the ACCUTE website, paper proposers should send a 300-500 word proposal (with no identifying marks), a 100 word abstract, a 50 word biographical statement, and the submitter information form, to or to no later than 20 November 2017.  Proposal submission forms are available on the ACCUTE website at . All CLSG proposals are sent to a minimum of two readers on a blind referee basis, and acceptance is confirmed usually by mid-January.

Member-organized panels

This year’s topic for the joint panel between CLSG and ACCUTE is of urgent contemporary concern: Christianity, truth, and reconciliation, as represented in works by Indigenous writers in Canada, organized by Matthew Zantingh and Johanna Bird of Briercrest. We are also featuring a member-organized panel on the work of Marilynne Robinson, organized by Paul Tyndall of Kwantlen, and one on Christianity, adaptation, and multimedia, organized by Jamie Paris of Corpus Christi College. Our pedagogy roundtable this year, organized by Tina Trigg, is on the subject of academic integrity. Proposals for these panels should be sent to the organizers no later than 20 November 2017 (15 November for the joint panel with ACCUTE).  Please note that if you are sending in a proposal for the Pedagogy Roundtable you are still eligible to propose a full paper for another of our sessions or for the general CLSG pool!

Note: In order to present a paper at the CLSG meeting, you must be a member in good standing of ACCUTE as well as of the CLSG. A CLSG membership form is included with this mailing; ACCUTE membership can be renewed or begun on their website at (the “join ACCUTE” tab).

Proposals for papers in the general pool should be sent to either Deborah or Katherine at the addresses or emails below:

Deborah Bowen
Department of English
Redeemer University College
777 Garner Road E.
Ancaster, ON  L9K 1J4

Katherine Quinsey
Department of English
University of Windsor
Windsor, ON N9B 3P4


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