Conference: George MacDonald and the Cambridge Apostle

Conference: George MacDonald and the Cambridge Apostle
Trinity Hall Cambridge, 20-22nd July, 2016

The George MacDonald Society has decided to re-open its CFP for 5-8 additional 20minute session papers at its July 20-22, 2016 conference at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The theme of the conference is “George MacDonald & the Cambridge Apostles,” and we have an excellent lineup to discuss this highly influential and interdisciplinary group, upon which Coleridge was a primary influence. Keynote speakers include Elisabeth Jay, Timothy Larsen, Stephen Prickett, Trevor Hart, Kerry Dearborn, and Kirstin Jeffrey Johson.

Fascinating connections exist between 19th century author George MacDonald and the first generations of the Cambridge Apostles - scholars who met to discuss and debate philosophy, theology, ethics, and reform. Early Apostle F. D. Maurice was MacDonald’s friend and minister, and provided a link to other members and their associates, such as Lord Tennyson, Julius Hare, John Sterling, & Charles Kingsley. This conference will explore this network of scholars and MacDonald’s engagement with them: in particular, their active socialism, diverse writings, and fascination with S. T. Coleridge.

Please see http://www.george-macdonald.com/macdonaldsociety/conference2016.html  for further details, or contact  gmsociety.papers@gmail.com. Registration for attendees is also now open.