ISFNR BELIEF NARRATIVE NETWORK CONFERENCE 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
According to the Minutes of the Belief Narratives Network (BNN) meeting during the 15th ISFNR Congress in Athens, June 25, 2009, the next conference of the BNN is to be organized in St. Petersburg (Russia) on May, 17th-19th, 2010. The conference will be hosted by the Institute of Russian Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences. The working languages of the conference will be English and Russian.
The potential subject areas of the conference could be as follows:
- Classifying Beliefs: ordering and indexing of beliefs and narratives in various cultural contexts;
- Concepts of Belief : in which the boundaries of the categories "belief" and "narratives" would be discussed;
- Systems of Belief : internal coherence, or lack of it;
- Figures of Belief : from angels to zombies;
- Histories of Belief: do narratives change over time?
- Mediating Beliefs: how belief narratives depend on media and communication?
- Practice and Representation of Belief: how belief narratives are related to politics, ideology and society?
- Conflicts of Belief : about disagreements and competing narratives;
- Belief and Disbelief: "disbelief narratives" and their relation to beliefs in various social and cultural contexts.
Presentations of ongoing or planned projects, other research networks, new literature on belief narrative research would be also welcome.
We cordially invite both members of the BNN and all other scholars interested in belief narrative research to take part in the conference.
The deadline for submitting proposals and abstracts is November 1, 2009. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.
Please send your abstracts and proposals to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Hope to see you in St. Petersburg!
Institute of Russian Literature,
Russian Academy of Sciences