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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
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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