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The Conference Committee is accepting abstracts (max 500 words) for proposed papers and panels.

­The motivating question for NOVITATE 2023 (“Be Not Conformed”) is inspired by the apostle Paul’s exhortation in the twelfth chapter of the Letter to the Romans: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” How might René Girard’s mimetic theory help us understand important problems in our contemporary world, and how might it point to a solution? 

Abstract Deadlines: June 30
Notification of Decision: July 15
Confirmation of Attendance/Presentation: July 30
Papers Due: Sept 21 (strict deadline)

The application to submit a paper to the 2023 Novitate Conference is now CLOSED.

Please visit our schedule to read more about the papers selected for this year's conference.

Questions may be directed to Prof. Luke Burgis, Committee Chair: