12,000

We have over 12,000 students, from over 100 countries, within one of the safest campuses in the UK

93%

93% of Lancaster students go into work or further study within six months of graduating

Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > England's Secular Scripture
View graph of relations

« Back

England's Secular Scripture: Islamophobia and the Protestant Aesthetic

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Published

Publication date08/2011
Place of publicationLondon
PublisherContinuum
Number of pages146
ISBN (Print)9780826433213
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameNew Directions in Religion and Literature
PublisherContinuum

Abstract

This book interrogates the relations between Reformation ideas of plain style, the
coupling of simplicity with a hermeneutic transparency (as expressed in simple
Englishness in Victorian and early twentieth-century literature), and the visceral aversion
to the non-simple expressed in Islamophobia in contemporary England.
Chapters:
1. The English Reformation: Spenser, Milton and the Protestant Aesthetic
2. Secularizing the Protestant Aesthetic: Wordsworth, Eliot and Hardy
3. Contemporary Englishness and the Protestant Aesthetic
4. English Dispositions and Islamophobia