CFP: Victorian Spiritualities

Call for Papers: Victorian Spiritualities
Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies
One Day Colloquium on 17 March 2012

Proposals Due: 12 September 2011

Keynote Speakers: Elisabeth Jay and Michaela Giebelhausen

We welcome offers of papers on any of the following themes, or indeed any other aspects of Victorian spiritualities:

  • exploration of spiritual themes in poetry, drama, fiction, hymn-writing and sermons
  • art and iconography on spiritual themes
  • spiritual writings from different Christian denominational perspectives and other world faiths
  • Theosophy, Swedenborgianism, Transcendentalism, Spiritualism and other radical approaches
  • the spiritual views of agnostics and religious sceptics
  • pedagogical approaches to Victorian spirituality
  • the experience of teaching the history, culture, and literature of Victorian sprituality within the HE sector

Please send a brief abstract of 250-300 words to Jane de Gay at by 12 September 2011.  Ideally, all papers will be published in a Leeds Working Papers volume in advance of the colloquium, and will need to be submitted by 19 December 2011.

Colloquium convenor: Revd Dr Jane de Gay


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