CALL FOR PAPERS
WELCOMING THE STRANGER
BOSTON FAITH & FILM FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 7-9, 2002
BRATTLE THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Our organizing committee is now accepting
submissions of paper abstracts for the Scholars Symposium at our
second annual Boston Faith and Film Festival.
The primary aims of the Faith and Film Festival are to utilize
film more constructively as a dialogue partner in religious and
theological studies, to engage film critically from a variety of faith
perspectives, and to deepen our own faith and faith traditions by
responding to the kinds of existential questions that film so creatively
Our theme this year is “Welcoming the
screened will be those that deal with the question as to how religious
faith offers resources for welcoming and including those who are
marginalized – refugees, immigrants, or those who for any number of
reasons are considered “outsiders” or “different.”
The organizing committee interprets the term “faith” broadly
so as to encompass wider philosophical and spiritual issues.
We certainly encourage presenters, however, to relate their
topic(s) to a particular religious tradition, if possible.
The festival will be
held February 7-9, 2002, at the Brattle Theatre in
Cambridge, MA. A list of
films to be screened and discussed, in addition to other pertinent
festival information, will be posted at our website (www.bostontheological.org/faith&film).
Presenters are certainly welcome to address films that will not
be screened at the festival, though we encourage presentations on the
One-page abstracts should be sent electronically (in the body of an e-mail or as a Microsoft Word attachment) to Prof. Kevin L. Stoehr at firstname.lastname@example.org and a hard copy of the abstract should also be sent to his address at Humanities & Rhetoric, College of General Studies, Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is Dec. 1, 2001. Please include in your abstract the following items: 1) the specific topic of your presentation and how it will be addressed; 2) how the presentation will relate to the overall festival theme of “Welcoming the Stranger”; and 3) how the presentation will relate to the overall rubric of “Faith & Film.”
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