We invite proposals for 20-minute individual papers and full-session panels on our theme or any topic relating to the literature, culture and history of the Long Reformation, especially touching on the life, works, and legacy of John Bunyan and other dissenting voices of the seventeenth century. The conference will highlight an exhibition of rare Bunyan books in Bruce Peel Special Collections, and a special public event on law, religion and society with a dramatic performance based on Bunyan’s trial.
POSSIBLE TOPICS MIGHT INCLUDE: Social, economic, political, and ecumenical networks; Dissenting Academies and educational networks; Networks of book production and distribution; news networks; Epistolary networks; the circulation of dissenting culture; dissenting readers; Transhistorical networks (the long 18th century, the Victorians, and beyond); Travel and trade related to dissent; itinerant preaching; Transnational networks of dissent; global Bunyan.
Plenary speakers are:
Alison Chapman (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Ariel Hessayon (University of London)
Kathleen Lynch (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Feisal Mohamed (City University of New-York)
Email queries and proposals for individual papers or panels (up to three papers) to the organizers at IJBS9@ualberta.ca. Please include a 300-word summary, a title, and a 1-page c.v. See alsojohnbunyansociety.org.