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The Legacy of Scholasticism in Early Modern English Literature

Posted By James A. Knapp, Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Legacy of Scholasticism in Early Modern English Literature

The humanist rejection of the scholastics is often noted among the developments marking the line between early modern and medieval thought. This rift is particularly noticeable in post-Reformation England. Yet the influence of scholastic thought was felt well into the seventeenth century in England, as theological debates intensified around developments in natural philosophy. This panel welcomes papers dealing with the literary texts that betray the continued influence of scholastic thought in an increasingly early modern context. Papers might consider the importance of Aristotelianism broadly, the legacy of specific scholastic thinkers such as Aquinas, Ockham, Duns Scotus, and Cusa, or the medieval Arabic tradition descended from Averroes (Ibn Rushd) and Avicenna (Ibn Sina).

This panel is sponsored by the Discipline of English Literature.

Please submit the following materials to James Knapp (jknapp3@luc.edu) by June 2nd to be considered for inclusion: paper title; abstract (150-word maximum); 3-5 keywords; and a one-page abbreviated curriculum vitae (300-word maximum). Please note that RSA is very strict about word count: the system will not accept entries that go beyond the maximum limit.

Tags:  humanism  medieval thought  natural philosophy  religious poetry  scholasticism 

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