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Call For Papers: Exegesis Issue 2, 'Testimonies and Confessions'

Posted on 10/12/2012

Call for Papers
Exegesis Issue 2, April 2013: 'Testimonies and Confessions'
Submission deadline: 10 January 2013

It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Exegesis, the academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2013 edition on ‘Testimonies and Confessions’.

In this issue, we seek to generate discussion about the forms that testimonies and confessions have taken historically, theologically, and literarily from an interdisciplinary, cross-period perspective. Authors may choose to investigate this topic literally, metaphorically, or theoretically, and in terms of specific texts, authors, times, or places.

Articles and creative pieces might address, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects:

  • Confessional/Testimonial literature as autobiographical, fictional, or sensationalized for humour
  • First person narratives, such as diaries or letters
  • Monologues (in Shakespeare, for example)
  • Literary and theological confessions (e.g. Confessions of St. Augustine, Rousseau’s Confessions)
  • False confessions
  • In a court of law, admitting guilt of a crime, or testifying as witness
  • Testifying on war, violence, social oppression, etc.
  • The meaning of ‘truth’, how we find it, and what can be considered ‘proof’
  • The role of confession to religion (sinning, absolution)
  • Confession as an interpretation of identity
  • Philosophical testimony (Kant, Hume, Ricoeur, and others)

+ Please note the submissions deadline of 10 January 2013, and check exegesisjournal.org for details and guidelines.



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