Tag Archives: religion and literature

Inside the New Directions in Religion and Literature series

By | June 26, 2024

Guest post by Emma Mason It is nearly twenty-five years since Mark and I met at the inaugural conference of the British Association of Victorian Studies in 2000. Both of us had recently completed our PhDs and, working as we did on religion and literature, experienced literary studies as not always hospitable towards Christian scholarship.… Read More »

Redcrosse: book launch on 17th November, Coventry Cathedral

By | November 6, 2012

We're delighted to announce that we will be launching our fantastic new book Redcrosse on Saturday 17th November, after the accompanying performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company, at Coventry Cathedral. All those who are attending the performance are invited – so do pop along for a drink and to hear from the editor of the… Read More »

Royal Shakespeare Company perform Redcrosse

By | October 4, 2012

Saturday November 17th, 7.30pm, Coventry Cathedral 'How do we think about identity in ways that don't reflect anxiety, fear of the other, uncritical adulation of our past and all the other pitfalls that surround this subject? The Redcrosse project manages to negotiate these difficulties with immense imaginative energy and honesty: no sour notes, no attempt… Read More »

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… Read More »

New Directions in Religion and Literature: Jo Carruthers on Englishness and Religious Identities

By | May 28, 2012

In Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden the children sit in their newly restored garden, bursting to express their sense of celebration. Ben the gardener suggests they sing the Doxology hymn, even though ‘He had no opinion of the Doxology and he did not make the suggestion with any particular reverence’. The children imitate a… Read More »

In Conversation with John Schad: Walter Benjamin Revealed

By | May 3, 2012

John Schad is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Lancaster and author of our new fictional narrative The Late Walter Benjamin. 'Set partly in Watford and partly in the haunted wing of the English language' (Ian Macmillan, on BBC Radio 3's 'The Verb'), this documentary novel juxtaposes the life and death of Walter… Read More »

The Late Walter Benjamin: read the first two chapters here!

By | May 2, 2012

As mentioned previously, we're really excited to be publishing The Late Walter Benjamin this week! On Monday John Schad (the author) gave us an insight into his experience of writing about Walter Benjamin, and today I'm delighted to bring you the first couple of chapters of the book to read, for free, exclusively on our… Read More »

Writing The Late Walter Benjamin: an author perspective

By | April 30, 2012

This week we publish The Late Walter Benjamin, a documentary novel that creatively explores the life and thought of Walter Benjamin in the political context of a post-War London estate. In this blog post, our author John Schad looks back on his personal engagement with Walter Benjamin and how it influenced and inspired the book.… Read More »