Call for Papers
Chinese Christian Art and Literature
Dates: May 3-5, 2019 (arriving on the 2nd and departing on the 6th)
Place: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
The Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University invites papers that examine the relationship between Christianity and art or literature in Chinese societies. We welcome scholarly research papers that analyze art or literary works by Christian artists or writers, art criticism or literary criticism from a Christian perspective, or biographical or empirical studies of Christian artists or writers. Both the term art and literature are broadly understood. Art includes all forms of the fine arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, and even performing arts. Literature includes all genres of creative writing: novels, poems, essays, nonfictions, and even playwrights.
We also invite Chinese Christian artists and writers to present personal reflection papers about their faith and creative work. Personal reflection papers should reflect on personal conversion, Christian beliefs, and the impact of faith on their artwork or writing. In addition to the paper, the Chinese Christian artist/writer should also submit three to five samples (digital copies) of their works. Concurrent with this conference will be an art exhibit of Chinese Christian artists.
Based on submitted abstracts, we will select 20 participants to make presentations. Hotel expenses for the presenters will be covered and arranged by us. A limited number of travel funds is available to subsidize transportation costs for those who apply.
Deadline to submit abstracts: December 14, 2018. The abstract should be between 500 and 1,000 words. Please include a brief c.v., 3-5 samples (copies) of artworks or published writings (for artists), and a note about whether or not applying for a travel subsidy and if so, how much. We will notify the selected participants and travel funds by December 31, 2018.
Deadline to submit draft full paper: March 31, 2019.The paper should be no less than 5,000 words, with proper footnotes and referenced bibliography. We plan to publish a volume of the edited papers.
Please submit your abstract, c.v., note about travel subsidy, and full paper to Lily Szeto firstname.lastname@example.org.
主題：中国基督教與文學藝術 （Chinese Christian Art and Literature）
地點：普度大學（印第安納州西拉法葉市）Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana