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Feb 23 2022

Raphael Magarik – “The Invention of the Biblical Narrator”

Fellows Lecture at the Institute for the Humanities

February 23, 2022

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Chicago, IL 60612

For more information, see the Institute for the Humanities event page.

Raphael Magarik studies sixteenth and seventeenth century British literature, with interests in secularization and religion, theories of narration and the pre-history of the novel, labor and theatrical collaboration, Christian Hebraism and biblical studies, and early modern women’s writing. His first book project, “Who Narrates the Bible? Reformation Narratology and English Biblical Poetry,” argues that early modern scholars invented the idea of the biblical narrator, which in turn offered English poets models for their own, biblically themed poems and for fictive invention. He has published work from that project in Reformation, and he has articles in Milton StudiesNotes & Queries, and the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, as well as an article forthcoming in PMLA. He has also written popularly, including for The New RepublicThe AtlanticThe Daily BeastJacobin, and Haaretz. He tweets occasionally @raffimagarik.


Linda Vavra

Date posted

Jul 8, 2021

Date updated

Jul 8, 2021