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AAR Political Theology Unit Call for Papers – 2024

The deadline for submission to the AAR Annual Meeting’s Political Theology Unit is February 29 (at 5:00pm American EST).

Literature and Political Theology

The Many Works of Octavia Butler

Reading Butler’s fictional works against contemporary social, ecological, and geopolitical crises, her prescient ability to imagine and communicate a dystopic near-future from her writing desk in the 1980s and 1990s is uniquely prodigious

The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (2013)

“Literature–or “imaginative writing”–is not simply a window into understanding the theo-political positioning of author and reader, but also a medium for experimentation, in which the familiar is made strange and the strange becomes familiar. “