Messengers from the Stars #CFP

Through this call for papers, I became aware of this journal that explores the intersection of science fiction and the humanities. https://relcfp.tumblr.com/post/159218734977/journal-messengers-from-the-stars-on-science [Read more…]

Studies in Late Antiquity

A new open access journal has been launched: Studies in Late Antiquity. Studies in Late Antiquity Launches First Issue This is different from the book series with that title that I blogged about a while back. I learned about both from the same source, however, and so tip of the hat to Jim Davila.   [Read more…]

The Church of the Force

IO9 highlighted how the new Star Wars novel Aftermath: Empire’s End has offered a religious justification for the way Obi-Wan lied to Luke in A New Hope. There a passage is read in the Church of the Force from the Journal of the Whills which says: The truth in our soul Is that nothing is true. [Read More…]

Not in the Spaces We Know: An Exploration of Science Fiction and the Bible

Frauke Uhlenbruch organized and edited an issue of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures which explores intersections between science fiction and the Hebrew Bible. I was delighted and honored to have been asked to write a final response article for the volume. The issue has now appeared online and so you can read it here: http://jhsonline.org/Articles/article_221.pdf It [Read More…]

JRPC Star Wars Special Issue #CFP 

The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture issued this call for papers: Star Wars With an extensive and still growing body of work, including two cinematographic trilogies, a third trilogy in process, several animated  television series, and numerous books and novels, Star Wars is probably one of the richest universes in science fiction, and generates [Read More…]

Star Trek Symposium Interviews

Here are a couple of interviews about Star Trek that were shared recently by the Sci Phi Journal. Click through for more!   [Read more…]

Digital Humanities in Ancient Jewish, Christian and Arabic Traditions

Don’t miss the special issue of the Journal of Religion, Media, and Digital Culture focused on ancient Jewish, Christian, and Arabic literature. It includes articles such as Carrie Schroeder’s on “Digital Humanities as Cultural Capital,” as well as an introduction by Claire Clivaz. Want still more open access scholarship. Be sure to follow the Ancient World Online [Read More…]

Museum of Science Fiction Journal of Science Fiction

Via Religion CFP and Penn English CFP, I learned that a new journal is being launched: MOSF Journal of Science Fiction. There is a call for papers for the inaugural issue. Here are the details: MOSF Journal of Science Fiction’s Inaugural Issue — DEADLINE: Nov. 30 full name / name of organization: Museum of Science Fiction [Read More…]

New Journal: Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies

April DeConick shared the news on her blog that E. J. Brill is launching a new academic journal dedicated to the study of Gnosticism. Here is what the Brill website has to say about the journal: Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to the study of Gnostic religious currents from the ancient [Read More…]

Editor Sought for Implicit Religion

I learned a few weeks ago of the passing of Edward Bailey, who pretty much single-handedly pioneered the academic study of “implicit religion.” He also established and edited the journal by the same name. I had been in touch with him in connection with an upcoming issue focused on Doctor Who, in which an article of mine [Read More…]