The Power of the Word Conference 29th-30th June 2012, University of London

By | June 26, 2012

It's amazing how quickly conference season approaches here in the UK. We're attending lots of events throughout the summer, as well as sending flyers and materials to many others (do let me know if you are planning an event!). They always end up being a fantastic opportunity to network, meet new and existing authors, and generally talk to the people who buy our books to get an impression of what excites and delights. 

So far this year we have attended Moving Modernisms, the British Shakespeare Association conference and Twenty-First Century Britain at Birkbeck, as well as sponsored In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi. On Friday we are heading over to Senate House at the University of London for The Power of the Word – Poetry and Prayer: Continuities and Discontinuities, a conference that will…

"…consider the similarities, interrelatedness and differences between poetry and prayer. What do poetry and prayer share? How do they differ? In what ways do they relate to each other? Theoretical reflections and historical surveys will provide a context for the discussion of individual texts and authors from different countries and cultural and religious traditions."

Key note speakers include Dr Mark Burrows (Cambridge, MA), Prof. Dana Greene (Dean emerita, Emory University), Dr Michael Barnes SJ (Heythrop College) and Prof. John Took (UCL).

We will have many of our religion and literature books on display, available to purchase at special conference discounts – 20% off paperbacks, 35% off hardbacks – including our flagship series New Directions in Religion and Literature. Here's a little preview of some of the books that will be on our stand – click on the images to find out more about each book and read online digital previews of all.

Do The Gods Wear Capes Blake. Wordsworth. Religion. Modernist God State

New Atheist Novel England's Secular Scripture Victorian Parables

Hope to see you at the conference!

Jenny Tighe

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