Religions, Environments & Popular Culture – Postgraduate Conference, 26 September 2014
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
Keynote Speakers to include Jenn Ashworth (Lancaster) and Prof. Peter Scott (Manchester)
2014, a year which sees the return of Noah to the big screen, began with a UKIP councillor claiming that the winter flooding was divine retribution for the legalisation of gay marriage. In these and manifold other examples, we see the intersection of popular fictional narratives, religiously informed rhetoric – with political inferences – and ambiguous attitudes towards our natural environment.
Religions, Environments and Popular Culture will bring together postgraduates to explore interactions and intersections between these three themes. This is the second in an annual series of interdisciplinary conferences hosted by the University of Manchester’s School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) which bring together postgraduates from across SALC and beyond at the start of the academic year (the first conference, Writing Beyond Borders took place on 20 September 2013).
We are currently accepting proposals for papers from postgraduates. The Call for Papers can be found on the conference website. The deadline for submissions is Friday 20 June.