full name / name of organization:
Roger Pooley / Keele University
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You are invited to join the members of the Society for our triennial
meeting. Plenary speakers who have already agreed to come are Professor Lori Branch (University of Iowa), author of Rituals
of Spontaneity: Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth;
Professor John Coffey (University of Leicester), biographer of Samuel
Rutherford and John Goodwin and historian of the mid-seventeenth century; and
Professor Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary University of London), co-director of Dr Williams’s Centre for
Dissenting Studies, and author of the two-volume Reason, Grace and Sentiment.
Proposals for twenty minute papers will be welcomed on all aspects of John
Bunyan’s life, writing and influence, as well as work on his contemporaries,
his influence and his afterlife, particularly in the dissenting tradition. We will
offer a reduced rate for postgraduates and post-docs not in full-time
employment giving papers.
As happened at the last conference, there will also be a round table on
teaching Bunyan. Indications of willingness to contribute to that session are
sought from delegates who may or may not be offering research papers as well.
Please address all enquiries to Dr Roger Pooley, School of Humanities, Keele
University, Keele, Staffs ST5 5BG, UK; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send
abstracts up to 500 words as an email attachment. The deadline for proposals is
26 February 2010, though we will accept proposals in advance of this date for
those who are seeking funding.