No Brainer: The Early Modern Tragedy of Torture


Location: McKenna Hall, Rooms 210–214

James Simpson, Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English, Harvard University

Simpson’s research interests include late medieval western European literature, 1150–1550; images and idolatry; and hermeneutics and the history of reading. His most recent books are Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents and Under the Hammer: Iconoclasm in the Anglo-American Tradition.

Sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Journal of Religion and Literature, and the Department of English

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This event is the 2010–11 Religion and Literature Lecture.