113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bible in Literature II

Session Chair: 
Laura McLary, University of Portland
Session 11: Sunday 10:20-11:50am
Galleria I (PH-ET)
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  1. Enric Mallorqui-Ruscalleda, California State University, Fullerton
    In this paper I examine a little-known romance of chivalry "a lo divino" [spiritual] Cavallero Peregrino [Pilgrim Knight] by Alonso de Soria published in Spain in 1601. Derived from French and Spanish medieval romances of chivalry, this text rewrites some biblical and hagiographic narratives and imaginaries in order to create a new hybrid literary genre.
  2. Andy Lara, California State University Dominguez Hills
    To illustrate the influence of The Bible on the gothic genre, how the gothic appropriates Lucifer and Judas for villainous characters, I will discuss the economies of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Milton's Paradise Lost and reveal the parallels between New Testament Judas and the Old Testament Lucifer. 
  3. Matthew Bennett, Independent Scholar
    Hepzibah’s significance in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables cannot be overstated. With a reading informed by Hawthorne’s Puritan culture, the Hebraic origin of Hepzibah’s name, and a cross-text analysis with Isaiah, one can answer oft-debated questions surrounding this text, resolving common issues with the protagonist, ending, and genre.
  4. Annette Hulbert, University of California, Davis
    In his Preface to the second edition of Winter, James Thomson suggests that the same “Devotion to the Works of Nature” that structures the Book of Job and Virgil’s Georgics informs the critical tradition out of which his great poem, The Seasons, emerges. The concerns of georgic poetry, and particularly the problems of representation figured in Winter, I argue, form an important component of how the Book of Job was rewritten and repurposed for eighteenth-century readers.  
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