Bilkent University’s Program in Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas will host an academic talk via ZOOM by:
Jeremy Specland, Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature, Rutgers University
Title: Renaissance Psalm Reading and George Herbert’s The Temple
No instance of lyric poetry contributed more to the cultural life of Renaissance England than the biblical Book of Psalms. Psalms were recited in every church service, read morning and evening in the home, and circulated in an abundance of printed editions. This talk considers the influence of the Book of Psalms on one of the Renaissance’s predominant poetic forms: the lyric sequence. It shows how George Herbert’s The Temple (1633), a devotional sequence of over 150 poems, mimics the rhetorical and material features associated with the 150 biblical psalms, resemblances heightened in the editions of Herbert’s sequence printed during the seventeenth century. These echoes demonstrate that Renaissance readers saw less of a distinction between biblical poetry and original English verse than literary critics often do today.
CCI Meeting is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CCI Meeting’s Zoom Meeting
Time: March 14, 2022 07:00 PM Istanbul
***This is an online event. To obtain Zoom link and password, please contact to the department.