History and Mission

The International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture exists to promote the study of literature, religion, and the arts through its newsletter, its web-site and its contacts throughout the world with groups and societies with similar interests.

The International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture was formally founded in September 2000 at the Tenth Annual Conference on Religion and Literature in the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The Society has international connections including close links with the American Academy of Religion, and groups and societies in Canada, France, Scandinavia, South Africa, Australia, Japan and Korea. It also maintains close links with the Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology and Arts in the University of Glasgow.

The Society for Religion and Literature was initially founded in the University of Durham, England, and moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991. Closely linked to a series of international conferences which began in 1980, and also to the Oxford University Press journal Literature and Theology, the ISRLC exists to promote the study of literature, religion, and the arts through its newsletter, its web-site and its contacts throughout the world with groups and societies with similar interests.

 

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