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Thursday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 7, ACC

Approaches to Sacred Texts and Literature

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Program arranged by the forum TC Religion and Literature. Presiding: Lisa M. Gordis, Barnard Coll.

Speakers: Angelica Alicia Duran, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette; Shoshana Milgram Knapp, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.; Rebecca Raphael, Texas State Univ.; Kurt Spellmeyer, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Brian Yothers, Univ. of Texas, El Paso

Presenters from departments of English, religious studies, and philosophy consider the implications of teaching English translations of the Bible, the Qur’an, and the Diamond Sutra “as literature,” with attention to specific editions, literary scripturism, Melville’s annotations, Homer, and opportunities for creative writing assignments.

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