Extended Call for Chapter Proposals: Theology, Religion and Margaret Atwood #CFP

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The popular culture and Theology the blog has just been announced an extension to this call for papers:

We are once again extending the call for contributions for the Theology, religion and Margaret Atwood volume.

Publishers are interested in theological and religious analyzes of Atwood’s works, including his famous A Handmaid’s Talebut also includes his other short stories, essays and poetry.

A critical essay addressing some of Atwood’s recent comments on TERF would be of particular interest.

Other potential topics include the following:

~~ sense and order in the universe

~~ what does it mean to be human and what characterizes human nature

~~ the question of evil (dystopian theodicy)

~~ free will/ destiny/ destiny

~~ anthropocentrism and the animal kingdom

~~ eco-spirituality

~~ gender and issues of identity (and meaning)

~~ death and rebirth

~~ the mortal and the divine

~~ theologies of time, space/place, prophecy

This call encourages submissions from a range of theoretical models and modalities and will welcome applications from newly established and independent researchers as well as faculty researchers. Particular consideration will be given to submissions that focus on Atwood’s writings other than The Handmaid’s Tale although summaries about the novel and the TV show are of course considered. A current CV must accompany an abstract of at least 300 words and all documentation must be sent as a pdf file or Word document to [email protected] by June 30, 2022.

Still on Margaret Atwood, James Smoker blogged about June’s bold prayer in The Handmaid’s Tale. Here’s a taste:

The Handmaid’s Tale is indeed a critique of a kind of political Christianity that seeks to impose its morality through fear, surveillance and dehumanization of those who do not belong to it – the kind of religiosity that would silence any subversive, critical, “prejudicial “. But this is not a criticism of Christianity in itself.

The Bold Prayer from The Handmaid’s Tale

Theology, religion and Margaret Atwood: contributors wanted!


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