BCTR Birmingham 2015: Programme


August 9, 2015 by Harnessing Chaos

BCTR Birmingham (9-10 September)

Location: Prince of Wales pub, 118 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8EE. Look at their website.

Further details can be found here. It is, of course, free and open to all. If you intend to come, please let me or John Lyons know.

Here is the programme:

DAY ONE (Wednesday, September 9)

11-11.45am arrive

11.45pm-12.45pm Alexandre Christoyannopoulos and Lloyd Pietersen, Discussion: Anarchism and Biblical Studies

12.45pm-2pm lunch/dinner

2pm-2.45pm Tom Hunt, What has Marseille to do with Jerusalem? Modern and late antique cities

2.45pm-3.30pm Tessa Crossley, Dinah and the Lady: The Reception of Deuteronomic Rape Laws in John Milton’s A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle (1634)

3.30pm-3.45pm break

3.45pm-4.30pm Jonathan Downing, Reception and the Palimpsest: Southcottians reading Genesis 49:10

4.30pm-5.15pm James Crossley, George Orwell and the English Radical Bible

7.30 onward dinner/tea 

DAY TWO (Thursday September 10)

11.15am-12noon David Tollerton, Elie Wiesel and the Biblical Archetypes of Contemporary Middle Eastern Politics

12noon-12.45pm Karen Wenell, A Step away from History, a Step toward the Cultural Use of Scripture 

12.45-2.00 dinner/lunch

2pm-2.45pm Tiffany Webster, You have to say you’re Christian so people know you’re not Muslim”. Cultural Christianity, the Bible as Talisman, and Britishness: exploring the complex relationship between the Bible, Christianity, and national identity in twenty-first century Britain

2.45pm-3.30pm Jonathan Cahana, The Desert of the Real itself? Language, Materiality, and Bodies in Gnosticism and Critical Theory

3.45pm-4pm break

4pm-4.45pm John Lyons, What has John Cleese ever done for us? Exemplifying the multiple methodological needs of reception history

The Twitter hashtag has been established by a specialist task force and sub-committee, spearheaded by hashtag champions, and which reports back to the BCTR Executive Committee (BCTREC). It is #BCTR15


4 thoughts on “BCTR Birmingham 2015: Programme

  1. Jim says:

    Reblogged this on Zwinglius Redivivus and commented:
    Looks fun. But what’s the dislike for the good word ‘lunch’ all about?


  2. […] you have a look at the programme, so here it is (shamelessly plundered from James Crossley’s Harnessing Chaos […]


  3. […] done and dusted, with a great venue kindly sourced by Tom Hunt (follow Tom on twitter @TomHieron). The Prince of Wales pub in Moseley played host to some great papers, and left me with a lot of thoughts about the future of the discipline of “biblical […]


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