Thursday, October 18, 2007

Seminars in Early Modern Preaching: Uses of Secular Language

3 November 2007

Graduate School in Arts & Humanities,
Old Whiteknights House, University of Reading

09.30-10.00 Registration and Welcome

10.00-11.20 Panel 1: Trade and Commerce
Chair: Dr Hugh Adlington

Pascal’s Wager and Bunyan’s Bargain
Dr Roger Pooley (University of Keele)

Prayers for Purses: Sermons and the Rhetorics of Compensation in Early-Modern English Colonial Discourse
Dr Francisco J. Borge (University of Oviedo, Spain)

11.20-11.45 Coffee/Tea

11.45-13.00 Panel 2: Music and Satire
Chair: Dr Mary Morrissey

Lancelot Andrewes’s Use of Music Theory in Preaching
Dr Peter McCullough (University of Oxford)

Sermons and Satire at Paul’s Cross
Dr Roze Hentschell (Colorado State University, US)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.20 Panel 3: Natural Philosophy and Medicine
Chair: Professor Stephen Taylor

Light, the ‘churlysshe beest’, and the Court of Heaven
Ms Cecilia Hatt (University of Oxford)

The Interplay of Medicine and Preaching: Matthew Griffith’s The Catholike Doctor and his Spiritual Catholicon to Cure Our Sinfull Soules (1661)
Dr Alicia Rodríguez-Álvarez (University of Las Palmas de Gran, Canaria, Spain)

15.20-15.45 Coffee/Tea
15.45-17.00 Session 4: Language of War
Chair: David Trim

William Bridge’s Sermons and the Case for Resistance during the
English Civil Wars
Professor Jackie Eales (Canterbury Christ Church University)

‘Heaven is inherited by the violent’: The Presentation of the
military in Early Modern Sermons
Dr David J. Appleby (University of Nottingham)

There will not be a formal conference dinner, but we will book a table at a moderately priced restaurant in town (close to the train station) for anyone who would like to have an informal meal afterwards. If you would like to come along, please let Dr Mary Morrissey know, so that we will have some idea of numbers.

For details of registration and further information, please email Dr Mary Morrissey (m.e.morrissey@reading.ac.uk) or Dr Hugh Adlington (hugh@adlingtonc.freeserve.co.uk).

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