Friday, 07 January
253. The English Bible
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Diamond Salon 2, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the Conference on Christianity and Literature and the Division on Literature and Religion
Presiding: Hannibal Hamlin, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
Speakers: Austin Mathew Busch, State Univ. of New York, Brockport; Elizabeth Bell Canon, Univ. of Wisconsin, La Crosse; Andrew J. Fleck, San José State Univ.; Paul Neel, Kent State Univ., Kent; Adam S. Potkay, Coll. of William and Mary; Beth Quitslund, Ohio Univ., Athens
Respondent: Debora Shuger, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Various 400th-anniverary commemorations of the King James Bible are planned for 2011, and this roundtable session seeks to take part in this occasion for celebration and reflection by being one of the year’s first such events. The King James, or Authorized, Version (1611) is most frequently mentioned as the primary source of biblical influence on subsequent writers, their poetry or prose styles.