Contact: Dr Cornelia Cook Overlap: None Prerequisite: None
The Bible is a continuing inter-textual presence in literary texts in English. It is itself a monumental literary work. This module will study the rhetorical strategies and narrative and poetic arts of biblical writing from the perspectives of literary criticism and theory. Students will become familiar with the history of English biblical translation and issues arising from it. The module will also study, with reference to selected texts, ways in which a range of post-medieval writers in English have engaged with biblical study or rhetoric.