Biblical Reading and Renaissance Literary Production (NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2020, Philadelphia

This panel explores how strategies for reading the Bible shaped literary output during the 16th and 17th centuries. Recent criticism in the field of book history details the reading practices that evolved in response to the Reformation’s call for direct engagement with vernacular scripture. This panel aims to bring fresh thinking in the history of the book into conversation with the perennial topic of the Bible in and as literature, offering new insight into how biblical reading became literary production in this period.

Papers on any aspect of the bible in the early modern world welcome. Please submit bios and 250-300 word abstracts here:

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