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The Christian Literary Imagination

Related: The Future of the Humanities Project

Over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year, the Future of the Humanities Project is sponsoring a series of webinars on the Christian literary imagination in collaboration with Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. The "Christian Literary Imagination" series will explore the role and function of the arts and humanities in the development of the individual and society.

The series features talks by distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic discussing authors or works from Shakespeare to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Each speaker aims to examine the term "the Christian imagination" through a discussion of a particular writer or an aspect of the term. The hour-long virtual events will be followed by a Q & A chaired by Professor Michael Scott. All events will take place at 11:00 a.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. UK.

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October 13, 2020

​Rev. Joe Simmons, S.J., Campion Hall, "Identifying the Christian Imagination"

October 27, 2020

​Paul Edmondson, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, "Shakespeare"

November 10, 2020

​Michael Collins, Georgetown University, "Gerard Manley Hopkins"

November 27, 2020

​Molly Clark, Merton College, Oxford, "Christopher Smart"

December 8, 2020

​John Drakakis, University of Stirling, "Cyril Tourneur's The Atheist's Tragedy"

January 26, 2021

​Clare Broome Saunders, Blackfriars Hall, "Elizabeth Barrett Browning"

Event Series

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Identifying the Christian Imagination

In the opening session of the Christian Literary Imagination series, Michael Scott and Joseph Simmons, S.J. will explore the derivation of the term "the Christian Literary Imagination" and the ways…