IJBS Loughborough conference, 5 April 2019

The International John Bunyan Society has released the exciting programme of its annual study day at Loughborough University, with plenaries by John Rees and Thomas Corns.

HONEST LABOUR:
EXPORING THE INTERFACE BETWEEN WORK AND NONCONFORMITY

A Regional Day Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, organized in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, Loughborough University and Northumbria University

Martin Hall, Loughborough University, Friday 5 April 2019

PROGRAMME

9.30-10.15 Registration

10.15-10.30 Welcome (Catie Gill)

10.30-11.45 Plenary: John Rees (Goldsmiths):‘The Levellers, Wage Labourers, and the Poor’

11.45-12.00 Coffee

12-1.00 First Panel

Edward Legon (QMUL): ‘Godly Weavers? – Cloth-work and Nonconformity in Seventeenth-century Britain’

Robert Daniel (Warwick): ‘“Work enough to do”: the Labour of Nonconformist Ministers and the Cost of their Ministries’

1.00–2.00 Lunch

2.00–3.00 Second Panel

Alison McNaught (QMUL): ‘Labour and Faith: the Work of Women Printers and Booksellers of Nonconformist Texts during the Long Eighteenth Century’

David Hitchcock (Canterbury Christ Church University): ‘Spiritual Vagrants? – The Troubled Relationship between Work, Mobility, and Nonconformity in England, c. 1650–1700’

3.00–3.25 Coffee

3.25–4.40 Plenary: Thomas N. Corns (Bangor): ‘“In the sweat of thy face”: the Status of Work in the Writing of Bunyan, Milton, and Winstanley’

4.40–4.45 Closing remarks (Rachel Adcock)

REGISTRATION: Attendance is free of charge, but prior registration by 3rd April 2019 is essential. Morning and afternoon refreshments and a light lunch will be provided, costing £15 payable on the day. To register, please access https://store.lboro.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/school-of-the-arts-english-and-drama/upcoming-eventssymposiums/the-international-john-bunyan-society


Anne Page

Anne Dunan-Page is Professor of early modern British studies at Aix-Marseille University

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