Meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studie

Scientific meeting

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Takes place on: Friday 2 March 2018.
Location: Washington
Related institutions: Library of Congress
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2017-2018 series will take place on Friday, March 2nd, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Dr. Victoria E. Burke will deliver a talk entitled “Collecting, Compiling, and Creating: Engaging with the Bible in Seventeenth-Century Women's Manuscript Writing.”

In this talk I consider the ways in which women used the writing of religious authorities to create their own devotional manuscripts. Though they may at first glance appear to be quite derivative, I argue that these manuscripts—from collections of scriptural passages, to prayers, to meditations—are important forms of writing since they demonstrate how actively and distinctively women engaged with the literature, religion, and politics of their time.
Related keywords: Bible, Devotional history, manuscript culture, print culture