Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English (QMCRLE)

Inaugural Research Workshop

Saturday 23 April 2016, Lock-Keeper’s Cottage


10am: Registration and coffee

10.20: Welcome


10.30-11.15: Paper 1

Anthony Bale (Birkbeck), ‘Religion, literature, and the history of emotions: some lessons from medieval pilgrimage’

Chair: Tessa Whitehouse


11.15-12: Paper 2

Laurence Lux-Sterritt (Aix-Marseille), ‘Whatever happened to the history of the English nun?’

Chair: Caroline Bowden


12-12.15: Short break


12.15-1: Paper 3

Douglas Hedley (Cambridge), ‘The poetic legacy of the Cambridge Platonists’

Chair: James Vigus


1-2:   LUNCH


2-2.45: Paper 4

Neil Keeble (Stirling), ‘“What shall I do to be saved?”: literature and religion in the seventeenth century’

Chair: Isabel Rivers


2.45-3: Short break


3-4: Roundtable

Emma Mason (Warwick)

James Kelly (Durham)

Anne Page (Aix-Marseille)

David Colclough (QMUL)

Chair: Tessa Whitehouse

Questions discussed:

1)    What can interdisciplinary centres bring to the study of religion and literature?

2)    What do you as a researcher understand by religion and literature?


4-4.15: TEA


4.15-5: Open forum: future directions

Chair: Isabel Rivers

All participants pose questions, make comments, suggest ideas