UPDATE: The Bible in Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Thought (1/30/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Renée Dickason

New deadline:

La Revue LISA - LISA e-journal
The Bible in the Nineteenth Century:
The Word and its Re-Wordings in British Literature and Thought

The Bible has played a significant part in British culture since the
Reformation. It has been a major reference not only in the field of
religious experience but also, more broadly, in artistic expression and
intellectual reflection. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the
Evangelical Revival placed the Scriptures at the heart of religious
practices and certain Romantics reasserted the importance of the Bible by
offering new readings.

Every era, however, and perhaps even every author, appropriates the Bible in
a particular way and, consequently, the interpretation of the Bible may be
subject to a variety of influences due to intellectual developments as well
as the evolution of society. What characterised the nineteenth century was
the importance of social change (notably because of a growing population and
the Industrial Revolution), as well as an enthusiastic, all-embracing
intellectual energy which radically transformed existing views on the
Scriptures. Science and philosophy, for instance, discussed Man's place in
nature, his origin and his destiny. Artists and writers who were inspired by
their reading of Biblical texts came to deal with them in a way that was
different from previous generations. As the years went on, new controversies
emerged about the authority of the Bible and the question of its inerrancy.

It is therefore interesting to raise the question of the relationship
between culture in the broad sense of the term (including for instance
literature, philosophy, science and theology) and the Bible. Following on
from the LISA volumes devoted to "Re-Writings" I and II, this issue will be
concerned less with the specifically religious matters than with the
analysis of the evolution of the relationship between the Word and its
Re-Wordings in nineteenth-century British literature and thought.

Please send your proposals (one A4 page maximum) before January 30, 2006,
Elise Ouvrard (ouvrard_elise_at_hotmail.com) or Frederic Slaby

Authors are requested to include a short bio-bibliography.
For information about presentation norms, please refer to the submission
guidelines which appear on the LISA e-journal website

Pour les normes de présentation en français, merci de respecter les
consignes aux auteurs indiqués sur le site de la Revue LISA

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