Conférence : “‘Courage, Language, Discretion and Learning’: Lancelot Andrewes and Early Modern Religious Culture”, University of York, le 20 et le 21 mars 2020
This conference will be the first to investigate the works of Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) and his engagement with early modern cultures of religion, literature and learning. Andrewes was the best renowned elite preacher of his generation. His sermons were celebrated by listeners, readers and poets; he occupied powerful roles in the Jacobean court, and his writings paved the way for later reforms in the English church. Andrewes was a famous polemicist, a major translator of the King James Bible, an internationally respected scholar, and an influential teacher at Cambridge. This conference will undertake a detailed investigation of his writings in all their variety: sermons, polemical tracts, devotional works and university lectures.
Recent research on Andrewes has uncovered the range of influences upon his thinking. We are now in the position to enquire how Andrewes’s own various roles, his use of different genres and his appeals to diverse audiences shaped his writing. In asking these questions, the conference will contribute to a broader understanding of early modern religious writing. It will allow us to investigate the relationship between sermons and other genres, and to study the connections between Andrewes and the work of other early modern scholars, philosophers and thinkers. In the light of the ‘religious turn’ in literary studies and new work on the history of early modern scholarship, an examination of the variety of Andrewes’s literary output will explore connections between seemingly disparate strands of early modern religious, political and scholarly discourses.
‘Courage, Language, Discretion and Learning’: Lancelot Andrewes and Early Modern Religious Culture
20th – 21st March, 2020, University of York, UK
Day 1Friday 20th March 2020
12.00 – 12.30 pm
Room open for delegates / Registration
Registration and Light Lunch
Plenary 1 Professor Peter McCullough Title TBC
Panel 1 Worship, Language and Politics
Natalya Din-Kariuki (University of Warwick) ‘This Musique Hath Life in It’: Lancelot Andrewes’s Preaching on Harmony
Tilly Zeeman (University of York) ‘Should this not move us?’: Rhetoric, Liturgy and the Politics of Inspiration
Sophie Read (University of Cambridge) Andrewes’s Hands: Bodies Politic and the Rhetoric of Gesture in the Gowrie Sermons
Panel 2 Language and Theology
Shiran Avni (University College London) “halfe Hebrew halfe Greek:” Lancelot Andrewes’s Christian Hebraism
Andrew Hammond (University of Cambridge) Courage and Discretion: Andrewes in his private chapel
Esther Osorio Whewell (University of Cambridge) Andrewes’s Animals
Day 2 Saturday 21st March, 2020
Plenary 2 Dr Kathryn Murphy (University of Oxford) Title TBC
Break Coffee and Biscuits
Panel 3 ‘Beyond’ sermons: books, libraries, legacies…
J.S. Nathan (University of Cambridge) Andrewes and the Revival of Monastic Benefaction in Protestant Colleges
Flynn Cratty (Princeton University) Public Controversy and Lancelot Andrewes’ Private Prayers
Roundtable (Kathryn Murphy (University of Oxford), Peter McCullough (University of Oxford), Sophie Read (University of Cambridge), Anthony Milton (University of Sheffield)
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