Divina et Femina IV
Call for Submissions
May 27-30, 2011, Ottawa, Ontario
This is the fourth in a series of international conferences dedicated to the exploration of the female divine. Sponsored by the Canadian Centre for the Study of Women and Religion at the University of Ottawa (Canada), it is under the direction of Dr. Lucie Marie-Mai DuFresne. Divina et Femina IV seeks to bring together researchers, artists, and practitioners exploring the themes of the female divine, priestesshood, women’s creation, experience and expression of the divine.
The special focus of this year’s conference is the influence of Z Budapest’s work and thought on the development of contemporary women’s spirituality, feminist witchcraft, goddess worship, thealogy, and gynocentric art.
Submissions may include though are not limited to scholarly presentations, performances, rituals, poetry, visual and other art, and audio and multimedia presentations. Divina et Femina IV seeks to broaden common conceptions of women’s spirituality through the presentation and publication of material that honours multiple ways of knowing. In this spirit, we embrace diversity in both subject matter and methodology. We seek submissions that add to the rich and complex wisdom of women’s spirituality, providing a necessary forum for important discourse in this growing field.
Submissions may address a wide range of submissions related to women’s spirituality, including such such topics as:
- feminista / womanist / feminist interpretations of spiritual traditions, literature and / or art;
- personal experiences within spiritual traditions;
- the impact of women’s spirituality on one’s relationship to self / body / Earth;
- creative expression of one’s spirituality;
- spiritual activism;
- interdisciplinary work with a spiritual or woman-centered emphasis;
- philosophical explorations
Submissions may be made in either French or English.
Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2010
Submissions should be sent to:
- Dr. Lucie Marie-Mai DuFresne
Canadian Centre for Research on Women and Religion
Dept. of Classics and Religious Studies
University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
tel 613 562-5714 /613 562-5714
fax 613 562-5991
For more information, contact: Dr. Lucie Marie-Mai DuFresne