Two Calls for Papers: Theology and Star Trek/Star Wars

Two Calls for Papers: Theology and Star Trek/Star Wars September 28, 2018

Which is the more controversial? Bringing theology and Star Trek together, bringing theology and Star Wars together, or mentioning Star Trek and Star Wars together in the same post? The Popular Culture and Theology blog put the two calls for papers in separate posts, perhaps hoping to keep fans who are franchise fundamentalists from derailing and distracting from the clear worth of the volumes to which submissions are being sought. But I couldn’t resist bringing them together here because I think the three-way tension is itself striking and may lead to useful reflection. Is it harder to bring together science fiction and theology, or to bring together two different theological or fandom franchises?

Here they are – in alphabetical order, with no preference given to one franchise or another.

 

Call for Papers: Theology and the Star Wars Universe

Editor: Ben Espinoza (theologyandstarwars@gmail.com)

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for an edited volume from Rowman and Littlefield on the intersection of theology and Star Wars. Essays may focus on any of the films, TV series, books, and other media that comprise the Star Wars universe. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

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Call for Papers: Theology and the Star Wars Universe

 

Call for Papers: Theology and Star Trek

 Editors: Shaun C. Brown (shauncbrown@yahoo.com) and Amanda MacInnis Hackney (macinnishackney@icloud.com)

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential edited volume from Rowman and Littlefield on the intersection of theology and Star Trek. Essays may focus on any of the television series or films that make up the Star Trek canon. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

Read more at:

Call for Papers: Theology and Star Trek

 

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  • John MacDonald

    James said:

    Which is the more controversial? Bringing theology and Star Trek together, bringing theology and Star Wars together, or mentioning Star Trek and Star Wars together in the same post?

    Clearly what is needed to reconcile the two fan groups is a crossover movie where the Borg Queen and her Drones/Collective go back in time to take on Emperor Palpatine and the Empire!