Lincoln’s School of Humanities Conference Announces Call for Papers on Passion

Call for Papers

 The School of Humanities Conference on Passion

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lincoln University, PA, USA

  “Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities

The School of Humanities at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on April 6, 2013. The main conference theme is “Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities.” Approaches across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed. The conference organizers are particularly interested in papers that provide specific readings of passion as depicted in world literature, religion, philosophy, music, and visual arts

To explore the complexity of passion as a human, aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, political, and cultural phenomenon, the conference will feature papers, panel discussions, and posters and exhibits sessions.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Passion, transgression, and excess

Passion, love, and sexuality

Passion and madness

Passion across time, space, and cultures

Passion, spirituality, and religion

Passion as positive transformational force or root of all evil

Marriage vs. romantic adventure

Passion: human power or dependence on higher powers (God, Fate, etc.)

Passion, desire, and social taboos

Proposals/abstracts should be no more than 200 words. They should be submitted on or before November 15, 2012 to Abbes Maazaoui, at

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline:                  November 15, 2012

Acceptance Notification:         December 15, 2012

Conference Date:                     April 6, 2013

A selection of papers (subject to the normal reviewing process and standards) may be published in Lincoln Humanities Journal.


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