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CFP: “Religion, Criticism, and the Postcritical,” a Special Issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

CFP: “Religion, Criticism, and the Postcritical” Special Issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory Over the past two decades, literary critics have debated some of the founding tenets of secular critical inquiry. Revisiting standards of objectivity, reason, and distance that govern

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New Edited Collection: Constructing Nineteenth-Century Religion

Flyer describing Joshua King's and Winter Jade Werner's newly released edited collection: Constructing Nineteenth-Century Religion

Dr. Joshua King (Baylor University) and Dr. Winter Jade Werner (Wheaton College) have released a new edited collection through The Ohio State University Press. Please see the flyer below for more information about Constructing Nineteenth-Century Religion: Literary, Historical, and Religious Studies in Dialogue. 

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Rhyme and Reform Symposium

On October 4-5, 2018, the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University jointly hosted “Rhyme and Reform” with the University of Strathclyde and the University of Manchester. This symposium recognized the 175thanniversary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem “The Cry of the

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Call for Papers: Christianity and Literature Study Group 2019

See the CFP below from the Christianity and Literature Study Group, holding its Annual Conference at the 2019 Congress in Vancouver, B.C. on June 1-4, 2019. The deadline is November 19th. CLSG CFP

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Ecology and Religion: Events and Opportunities

Ecology and Religion in 19C Studies Conference Logo

Read below about several events and opportunities coming up regarding ecology and religion in nineteenth-century studies. 1. “Alternative Sources of Power: Victorian Religious Ecologies” Seminar at MVSA 2019, led by Dr. Joshua King. Putting “religion” next to “power” in scholarship

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MVSA 2019 Conference Seminar CFP

Dr. Josh King (English, Baylor) will be leading a seminar titled, “Alternative Sources of Power: Victorian Religious Ecologies” at the Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2019 Conference in April. See the Seminar CFP below for details about the seminars, and visit

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British Women Writers Conference 2018

The 18th and 19th Century British Women Writers Association is holding their 26th annual conference hosted by the University of Texas at Austin on April 11-15. The conference is titled New Directions, and you can view the program here: BWWC 2018

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ABL Research Fellowship

The Armstrong Browning Library (ABL), located on the campus of Baylor University, is a world-renowned research center and rare-collections library devoted to nineteenth-century studies. The ABL has established a Three-Month Research Fellowship for leading scholars from outside Baylor. Prof. Dino

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New book from Dr. Joseph Stubenrauch: The Evangelical Age of Ingenuity in Industrial Britain

In his new book The Evangelical Age of Ingenuity in Industrial Britain, Dr. Joseph Stubenrauch (History, Baylor) argues that British evangelicals in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries invented new methods of spreading the gospel, as well as new forms of

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CFP–Special Issue of Christianity and Literature: The Secular and the Literary

Christianity and Literature CFP: The Secular and the Literary In the past decade we have seen a surge of interest in secularism (as a mode of governance) and “the secular” (as a background condition of modernity).   The terms of debate

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