Divine Lines: Walt Whitman and the King James Bible
Thursday 27 April in the Thurber Room – Meal at 19h; Presentation 19h45-21h15
Dr. Chip Dobbs-Allsopp is a Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Chip will be joining us here at The American Church in Paris to explore how the poetry of Walt Whitman was influenced by the language, stories and rhythm of the King James Bible.
Dr. Dobbs-Allsopp holds an MDiv from the Seminary and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. His research and teaching interests include Hebrew poetry (especially Lamentations, Song of Songs, Psalms), integration of literary and historical methods of interpretation, postmodern thought and theology, Semitic languages and linguistics, and comparative study of Old Testament literature within its ancient Near Eastern context. He is currently at work on a monograph-length study of biblical poetry, provisionally entitled, Beyond Parallelism: Line, Rhythm, and the Reading of Biblical Poetry (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). Join us on Thursday 27 April for dinner and lecture starting at 19h.
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