Tuesday, November 27, 2012

George Herbert Conference

George Herbert Society
Regional Conference

April 4-6, 2013

Grove City College

 Conference Theme:

“Is There in Truth no Beauty?”

George Herbert, the Beauty of Truth, and Christian Aesthetics

Plenary Speakers:

Helen Wilcox, Professor of English, Bangor University, Wales

Christopher Hodgkins, Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, “Impossible Art: Groaning Beautifully at Herbert’s ‘Church’ Door”

Christine Perrin, Poet and Creative Writing Faculty, Messiah College and Gordon College’s Orvieto Program, “A Poetry Liturgy: Meditating on Herbert”

Papers & creative writing on any aspect of the theme are welcome.

Length should be about 8 pages (15-20 minutes).

Proposals from scholars and exceptional undergraduates of 250-300 words for papers or panels should be emailed as attachments to Dr. Andrew Harvey (harveyaj@gcc.edu) by January 30, 2013 (acceptances sent by February 15).

Registration ($60) must be completed by February 28, 2013 and

includes Thursday’s reception as well as lunch and dinner on Friday.

Information regarding travel to campus and local accommodations can be found at


Grove City College is a one-hour drive north from Pittsburgh, PA

All participants must be members of the George Herbert Society

($50 faculty, $40 unaffiliated, $30 students/retired).

See the George Herbert Society website for complete membership information:


Please do not send GHS dues to the conference chair or to Grove City College.

GHS Regional Conference 2013 is sponsored by the Department of English at Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania as its Thirteenth Annual Christian Writers Confe


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