CFP: Preaching and Politics in Early Modern Britain (UK) (7/1/06; CRASSH, 11/3/06-11/4/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Hugh Adlington
contact email: 
hugh@adlingtonc.freeserve.co.uk

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Preaching and Politics in Early Modern Britain

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A two-day international conference at the Centre for Research in the =
Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, =
3-4 November 2006. =20

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'The sermon properly considered - as theatrical, as fundamentally =
occasional, as literary art inextricably engaged in the public sphere - =
stands poised to take a wholly new place in literary study, and a better =
understood one in historical study.'

(Lori Anne Ferrell and Peter McCullough, 2000)

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How far have we come in the six years since Ferrell and McCullough's =
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This conference seeks to gauge the current state of studies in early =
modern British sermons by providing a forum for the work of scholars =
from a variety of disciplines, including literary, historical, and =
religious studies. Focussing on sermons 'as literary art inextricably =
engaged in the public sphere', potential areas of interest will include: =
the occasional nature of sermons; pulpit censorship; preaching and =
ecclesiology; types of auditory (e.g. the royal court, the universities, =
assizes, Paul's Cross, country parishes, sermons commissioned by trading =
companies); women and sermons; varieties of exegetical method; allusion =
to current affairs via scriptural typology; links with continental =
European preaching; sermon preparation, delivery, publication, and =
reception; rhetorical and oratorical traditions of homiletic prose; the =
literary representation of preachers in plays, poems and pamphlets; the =
historiography of sermons.

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Confirmed plenary speakers include:

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Dr Peter McCullough (Oxford University)

Professor Jeanne Shami (University of Regina, Canada)

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Prospective speakers are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute =
papers by 1 July 2006 to the conference organisers, Dr Hugh Adlington =
and Dr Emma Rhatigan, either by e-mail (hugh_at_adlingtonc.freeserve.co.uk =
or emma.rhatigan_at_magd.ox.ac.uk), or by post:

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Dr Hugh Adlington

CRASSH

17 Mill Lane

Cambridge CB2 1RX

UK

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Dr Emma Rhatigan

Magdalen College

Oxford OX1 4AU

UK

It is possible that some funding will be available for speakers. =
However, this cannot be confirmed until a later date.

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religion