We welcome papers in disciplines including—but not limited to—philosophy, literature,
politics, theology, history, and psychology, and drawing from the classical, medieval,
modern, or contemporary period. We also welcome papers that take an interdisciplinary
We invite scholars working in the liberal arts to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words that examine a specific passage or theme in the Bible alongside a specific author
or text from one of the disciplines. For example, papers might explore Adam and Rousseau’s
natural man, Ecclesiastes and Hamlet, Augustine on Cain as the founder of the first
city, or the Sermon on the Mount as ethical revolution.
Preference will be given to papers conversant with the great texts of the Western
tradition. The conference committee will invite select authors to publish their essays
in a special edition of Ramify: The Journal of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
Submit abstracts to email@example.com. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review. Please include a separate cover letter
with your name, paper title, email address, and institutional affiliation.
Abstracts are due no later than Friday, November 23, 2018. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by Tuesday, December 11, 2018 and
will be asked to submit their full papers, suitable for a 15 minute presentation (no
more than 2500 words), by Monday, January 14, 2019.