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THE CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE is an interdisciplinary society dedicated to exploring the relationships between Christianity and literature. Organized formally in 1956, CCL is dedicated to both scholarly excellence and collegial exchange and includes hundreds of members from a variety of academic institutions and religious traditions from the United States, Canada, and more than a dozen other countries.

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IN MEMORIAM: Margaret Hannay

Margaret Hannay, former board member, president, and vice-president of CCL, passed away on August 11 after a long battle with cancer. Margaret was a well-known scholar of early modern literature, recognized for her two seminal biographies of Mary Sidney and Mary Wroth and for her edition of the poems of Mary Sidney, written with Noel Kinnemon and Michael Brennan. She was a founding mother of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and a pioneer in women's studies. She was a generous and exemplary scholar and teacher, beloved as well as respected by all who knew her. An obituary is available here.

 
CCL at MLA 2017 | Philadelphia

Please join the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the Modern Language Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, 6 January 2017 for the following session, which has been selected by MLA President Anthony Appiah for inclusion in a select list of featured sessions addressing this year's convention theme "Boundary Conditions":

292. "Here I Stand": Five Hundred Years after Luther

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 411–412, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Conference on Christianity and Literature

Presiding: Clare Costley King'oo, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

1. "Martin Luther and the History of Rhetoric," Carl Springer, Univ. of Tennessee, Chattanooga

2. "Martin Luther in Arab and Islamic Writings: The Early Modern Period," Nabil I. Matar, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

3. "Requisitioning Luther in the German Catholic Literary Inner Emigration, 1933–45," Helena Tomko, Villanova Univ.

4. "'The Dark Forces of the Germanic Peoples': Stefan Zweig's and Stefan Heym's Critique of Martin Luther," Gregor A. Thuswaldner, Gordon Coll., MA

For abstracts, write to Darryl.Tippens@acu.edu.

We will accommodate the following audiovisual request(s) for your session: Projection equipment for a computer

Keywords: Reformation, religion, rhetoric, Islam, Christianity

 

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ABOUT THE PRESIDENT  

Darryl Tippens (Abilene Christian University) is the current President of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Formerly Provost at Pepperdine University, Tippens began a three-year term as President of CCL in 2015.

 

UPCOMING CCL REGIONAL CONFERENCES 

For announcements about upcoming CCL Regional Conferences, please click here.

 

CCL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Any member of CCL may submit the name of a person to be considered for the award. All nominations are to be made in writing and submitted to the President no later than November 1. Each nomination should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation along with either a copy of the nominee’s cv or an equivalent biographical sketch; the latter documents may be supplied in electronic form or as links to web sites containing the information. The CCL Board of Directors will consider the nominations and conclude the selection process at its annual meeting in early January. For a list of the long line of distinguished recipients of the CCL Lifetime Achievement Award, please click here

 
CCL FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

For information about CCL Fellowships and Grants, please click here

 
A TRIBUTE TO ROGER LUNDIN

For a tribute to past CCL President Roger Lundin by Jeremy Begbie (Duke University), please click here.

 

IMAGO DEI

Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity & Literature brings together a collection of poems reflecting on faith and art. The editor of the volume, Jill Baumgaertner, a poet herself, was President of CCL from 1999-2003. For more information, please click here

 

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