Thursday, May 20, 2010

CFP: The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife

Conference Name: “The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife”

Date and Location: May 5-7, 2011, at The Ohio State University (Columbus,
Contact: ** , see also

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an
international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication
of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in *Columbus,
Ohio from May 5-7, 2011*, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV
in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on
the KJV’s long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to
Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and
discussions, scholarly panels, and readings by contemporary writers. An
accompanying exhibit will be mounted by the Rare Books and Manuscripts

Unlike traditional conference panels in which each participant delivers his
or her entire paper at the conference, these seminars will focus on
guided roundtable
discussions of the issues raised in a group of 8-12 position papers. To
that end, *participants **must submit materials well in advance of the
conference*, so seminar leaders can read them, formulate discussion
questions, and circulate the papers and questions to participants.
Individual seminar leaders will determine more precise schedules and seminar
requirements, once enrollments have been reviewed and approved.

*Possible seminar topics include* (but are not limited to) the Bible and
particular authors/works (Milton, Melville, Morrison, et al), the Bible and
periods or genres (e.g., Reformation, 19th century, 20th century,
Lit, American literature, postcolonial studies), the Bible and
narrative/poetic style, biblical allusion, and the Bible in popular
culture(film, graphic versions, music).

Please submit questions or project titles & statements of interest to ** by *July 1, 2010*.

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