CFP: Psalms in the Early Modern World (2/1/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Kari McBride
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Psalms in the Early Modern World

Proposals are invited for a volume on Psalms in the Early Modern World.
We seek essays from a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary
approaches that examine the uses and effects of Psalms throughout the
early modern world, including (but not limited to):

• literary, cultural studies, Latin American studies, Asian studies,
gender and sexuality studies, and performance studies approaches;
• studies of Psalms in literature, drama, music, art, architecture
(including tombs and monuments), and emblems;
• Psalms as prayers, songs, and hymns; Psalms in Protestant, recusant,
Counter-Reformation, Eastern Orthodox, and Jewish traditions;
• Psalms in popular culture, in domestic religious practice, in public
worship, as entertainment, as a teaching tool, in missionary and
exploration projects, in theology, and in church polity;
• Psalms' "misuse" in magic, witchcraft, and the occult;
• the manuscript transmission of Psalms, paleographic studies, Psalms in
print culture, and their translation into European, Asian, and New World

Proposals that deal with the Psalms outside the Western European
Christian tradition and interdisciplinary approaches will be especially
welcome, but we hope to produce a wide-ranging and representative
volume, and we encourage any scholars working with Psalms to contact us.

Send detailed proposals or conference-length papers to the volume
editors by email or post by February 1, 2004:

Linda Phyllis Austern
School of Music
711 Elgin Road
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208

Kari Boyd McBride
Women's Studies Dept.
Communication 108
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

John C. Ulreich
Dept. of English
Modern Languages 445
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

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