The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2442 Thursday, 19 December 2002
Date: Wednesday, 18 Dec 2002 14:39:49 -0500
Subject: Call: NEH Summer Seminar On The Reformation
Applications are invited for an NEH Summer Seminar for College and
University Teachers on THE ENGLISH REFORMATION: LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND
ART (June 23 to August 1, 2003). Directed by John N. King, this
interdisciplinary program will consider different phases in the English
Reformation, a major watershed in the development of English culture and
national identity. It contributed to the transformation of the literary
and artistic production of early modern England between the time of
Tyndale's Bible translations and publication of Milton's biblical
epics. The seminar will bring together literary, historical, and
artistic concerns that conventional disciplinary boundaries still tend
to separate. In particular, it responds to the transformation in
literary studies during the last twenty years, which has brought to the
fore concerns about the historical nature of literary texts. Texts under
consideration will include selections from Foxe's Book of Martyrs,
Spenser's The Faerie Queene, and Milton's Paradise Lost.
The Department of English at The Ohio State University is eager to
welcome members of the seminar, whose privileges as visiting faculty
will include full access to facilities. The university research
collections are among the largest in this country. Our main library
houses very rich holdings in primary and secondary texts related to the
literature and culture of the English Renaissance and Reformation.
Comfortable lodgings are available for participants.
Applications are welcome from college and university teachers and
independent scholars who specialize in literature, history, art history,
women's studies, religious studies, bibliography, or print culture and
are interested in the English Renaissance and Reformation. Sufficient
time will be reserved for individual research, work-in-progress, or
other projects related to the seminar's common concerns. Participants
are expected to remain in residence for full duration of the program,
and they will receive stipends of $3,700.
The deadline for application is 1 March 2003.
For further information, direct inquiries to the seminar assistant:
Department of English
The Ohio State University
164 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 432101370
Phone: (614) 294-3846
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