Power of the Word International Conference V: Poetry, philosophy and theology

The fifth Power of the Word international conference, to be held at Oxford in September 2017, focuses on the prophetic genius of literature, particularly of poetry.

The programme will include contributions by literary scholars, creative writers, theologians and philosophers, all working on texts and authors from different backgrounds and traditions. Confirmed keynote speakers:

John Barton (University of Oxford) “The Hebrew Prophets: Seers or Poets?”
Tina Beattie (University of Roehampton) “Hope as Prophecy: Interpreting the Silence of Holy Saturday”
William Franke (Vanderbilt University) “Poetry as Prophecy: From Anthropological Origins to Postmodern Apocalypses”
Michèle Le Dœuff (ENS Paris) "Equality and Prophecy"
Christopher Rowland (University of Oxford) ‘Diversely and in many ways God spoke by the Prophets’: the perspectives of the New Testament and the texts and images of William Blake on ‘the Prophetic Word’
Alessandro Schiesaro (University of Manchester) “Empedocles and the Prophetic Word”
Mona Siddiqui (University of Edinburgh) “The Poetry of Piety: Between Divine Word and Prophetic Word”

The fee for the conference will be £95. To visit, please register the Regent's Park College site.

See the conference programme.

The fifth Power of the Word international conference, to be held at Oxford in September 2017, focuses on the prophetic genius of literature, particularly of poetry.

The fee for the conference will be £95. To visit, please register the Regent's Park College site.

See the conference programme.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 16:00 to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 13:00
Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford
Oxford
OX1 2LB
United Kingdom