James Wood, Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism, Harvard University
Professor Wood will lead an exploration of selected readings from the King James Bible, examining these great stories and teachings as episodes in early narrative and as theological fables. The seminar will address how these books dramatize questions of origin and destination, law and obedience, belief and unbelief, and more. Issues of language and translation will also be considered.
ELIGIBILITY: The Summer Institutes in Literary Studies are open to scholars who received a Ph.D. within the last ten years and who teach in departments of literature or
other relevant disciplines at colleges or universities in the United States
STIPENDS & EXPENSES: Participation in an institute carries a stipend of $1,500. The National Humanities Center will cover the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and texts.
FORMAT: Each institute will combine extensive seminar discussion with small group work and individual consultation with the seminar leader.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Participants will have individual apartments in a residence hotel within ten minutes of the Center. The Center will provide bus service to and from the hotel.
This program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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