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“Religious Revolution and the Rewriting of Cultural History” – Talk with James Simpson
2018-2019 Kanner Series
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:00pm
Where: 193 Kaplan Hall
James Simpson is Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English at Harvard University (2004-). Educated at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford, he was formerly Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. His most recent books are: Reform and Cultural Revolution, being volume 2 in the Oxford English Literary History (Oxford University Press, 2002); Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and its Reformation Opponents (Harvard University Press, 2007); and Under the Hammer: Iconoclasm in the Anglo-American Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2010). His book Permanent Revolution: The Reformation and the Illiberal Roots of Liberalism will appear with Harvard University Press in 2019.