The tolerationism and anti-clericalism of Marvell’s Restoration writings have been much studied of late. Yet his personal beliefs about the finer points of religious doctrine and discipline have proved harder to pin down, not to mention his involvement in Nonconformist networks of many kinds. Papers on these and related issues, including an apparent flirtation with Catholicism in his youth, can help place Marvell more securely on the map of the seventeenth century’s politics of religion.
Please send CVs and proposals (max. 150 words) to Alex Garganigo [agarganigo[at]austincollege.edu] by Tuesday, 31 May 2015.