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Call for Papers

​Submission Guideline for Presentations

As we consider the breadth and depth of the vocations represented within CIVA, we encourage presentations approaching art and faith from vocational perspectives, including but not limited to arts practice, academia, and ministry. 

 

The mission and purpose of CIVA has always centered around community. In order to foster that ethos of dialogue and connection, each session centers around a topic. The moderator will curate a conversational experience to encourage an atmosphere of dialogue and collaboration among all participants. When submitting your abstract, please indicate a first and second choice “conversation room” in which to present. 

 

  • Presentations can include the traditional reading of a paper, or a video or slide presentation. We are interested in interdisciplinary projects that visually engage with diverse world views, but not exclusively. We welcome scholarly research that would inspire artistic responses for possible future CIVA collaborations. 

  • Turabian/Chicago Documentation Style is preferred but not required.

  • Presentation rooms will be furnished with a projector. Please bring your own projector adaptor for your computer if you plan to show video or slides as part of the presentation. 

  • You must be a CIVA member to submit an abstract. All presenters must be registered as conference attendees. Some scholarships are available.

Paper Session Times

9:00-10:30am Saturday November 6 (3 groups) 

4:30-6:00pm Saturday, November 6 (3 groups)  

 

Each paper session at the conference will be 1.5 hours. Each session will include: 

  • Moderator Introduction

  • Three presentations limited to 15 minutes per presenter

  • 30 minutes of discussion of all three papers

Topics

Practicing Hospitality:

The Act of Transcending as Reconciliation

This track is interested in presentations where topics/art forms relate an openness or ability to transcend self, boundaries, cultures, or limitations as a way to accept what is other.

Moderator:

Maria Fee, PhD

Making Place

This track invites papers/art forms that explore the variety of ways that art engages us in a sense of place. Questions might include: How does art influence our experience of the beauty or brokenness of a place? How can art help ground us in place or transcend the boundaries of place? How does place influence the artist’s work? How might the arts help us experience God in place?

Moderator:

Jennifer Craft, PhD

The Art of Living with Death

This track invites papers/art forms that take seriously our fragile humanity and yet also seek refuge in the transcendent hope of Christ’s victory over death. Subjects to explore here would certainly include: art as lament over death, memento mori forms - both historic and contemporary, art practices as forms of grieving with hope, the public role of memorial art, among others.

Moderator: 

Taylor Worley, PhD

This track invites papers/art forms that take seriously our fragile humanity and yet also seek refuge in the transcendent hope of Christ’s victory over death. Subjects to explore here would certainly include the likes of: art as lament over death, memento mori forms - both historic and contemporary, art practices as forms of grieving with hope, the public role of memorial art, among others.

Moderator:

Taylor Worley

Transcendence and the Creative Process

This track invites presentations which explore the relationship between the artist and the Holy Spirit in the creation process. What element does transcendence play in creating art? How does the Holy Spirit collaborate in the creative process? What is required of us to achieve such sublimity? 

Moderator:

Ben King, DMA

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Unframed

This track invites papers/art forms that explore areas outside the suggested topics. It is encouraged – but not necessary – to connect your presentation to the Transcend theme of the conference

Unframed