The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife

Thursday, 5 May 2011 - Saturday, 7 May 2011
Time: tba
Location: The Ohio State University, Dept. of English, 164 West 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, United States
Organisation: The Ohio State University
Topic: English


The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible (1611). Held in Columbus, Ohio during the first weekend in May (5-7), the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing and its long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. The schedule is still in preparation, but events will include plenary lectures and discussions, scholarly panels, and readings by contemporary writers. An accompanying exhibit will be mounted by the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. For further information, contact the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Hannibal Hamlin (

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