Devotional Writing in Print and Manuscript in Early Modern England, 1558-1700

University of Warwick, Monday 26 June 2017, Ramphal Building
Plenary Speakers:
Emeritus Prof Bernard Capp (Warwick)
Dr Johanna Harris (Exeter)
‘Devotional Writing in Print and Manuscript’ is a major multi-disciplinary conference, hosted by the University of Warwick’s English Department in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, the Humanities Research Centre and the Early Modern Forum.  Contributions are invited from established scholars and postgraduate students alike.  Publication of a selection of papers is envisioned.  Themes for papers may include (but are not limited to): literary, visual. political, theological, historical, material, musical, polemical or any other treatments of the topics of devotional writing in print or manuscript in the context of reformation-era England.
These may include:
Piety of the Household/Neighbourhood
Children, Catechism and Memory
Temptation/Possession/Conversion Narratives
Fasts/Feasts/Thanksgiving Days
Prayer Books/Church Books/Book of Sports
Psalmody versus Hymnody
Playhouses, the Pulpit, and the Theatre of the Word
Sick-bed/Death-bed Accounts (ars moriendi)
Godly Missives and Communal Correspondences
Religious Iconography/Graffiti/Objects
Biblicism versus Fanaticism
Spiritual Manuals and/or Cases of Conscience
Please send abstracts/panel proposals of no more than 300 words for a 20-minute paper (along with a brief biography) by 30 April 2017 to:
For more details please visit our webpage.