International Society for Religion, Literature & Culture Conference

International Society for Religion, Literature & Culture Conference

International Society for Religion, Literature & Culture Conference
University of Chester, 11-13 September 2020


Our next biennial conference will be held in Chester, 11–13 September 2020 on the theme of Transmutations and Transgressions, featuring keynote speakers Elaine Scarry, Monique Moultrie, and Sara Davidmann.

Transmutation: the conversion of one element or substance into another; the transformation of material into idea or idea into material; praxis into theory or theory into praxis. The process by which the invisible is rendered visible. What structures of knowledge are changed or challenged by such transmutations? How do material, embodied, located knowledges challenge, destabilise or transgress epistemic hierarchies?

Transgression: the action of passing over, or beyond; specifically, passing beyond boundaries set by, e.g., law, custom, or commandment. But whose law? The customs of which place? What power of command?

By holding together both transmutation and transgression, pointing specifically towards the transgressive potentials implicit in the act of transmutation, we are particularly inviting sessions and papers which reflect upon the relationship between materiality, change, disruption, and power.

Registration Fees:

Full package to include lunch, refreshments, banquet and accommodation: £360 per person

Day delegate rate to include lunch and refreshments (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): £60 per person per day

Day delegate include lunch, refreshments and banquet (Saturday only): £110 per person

Banquet booked separately: £50 plus VAT (click here to purchase the banquet separately)

For further information visit our Conference page. To proceed to make payment online please complete the form below and click 'add to cart'


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