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Dr Jo Carruthers

Dr Jo Carruthers

Lecturer

County College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YD


Tel: +44 1524 594875

My main areas of interest are in literature and the Bible, Englishness, and literature and place. My most recent work is on Englishness and simplicity. I am also interested in the workings of ritual and place in religious and national identities (especially in relation to the Jewish festival Purim). Carrying on work already done on the biblical Book of Esther, I am also working on a book on female biblical figures in Victorian literature.

PhD Supervision Interests

Englishness, the Bible and Literature; literature and theology; place and space; Victorian literature.

In Press

Aesthetics

Carruthers, J. expected on 31/08/2015 The Routledge companion to religion and literature. London: Routledge, (Routledge Literature Companions)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Acts of hearing in the book of Esther

Carruthers, J. 18/12/2014 Reading the Abrahmic faiths: rethinking religion and literature. London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 87-99 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2014

Literature and the Bible: a reader

Carruthers, J. (ed.), Knight, M. (ed.) & Tate, A. (ed.) 2014 London: Routledge. 370 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2011

Esther and Hitler: A Second Triumphant Purim

Carruthers, J. 1/05/2011 The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible. Oxford: Oxford Handbooks Online

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

England's Secular Scripture: Islamophobia and the Protestant Aesthetic

Carruthers, J. 08/2011 London: Continuum. 146 p. (New Directions in Religion and Literature)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2010

Biblical epic and the American state: the traitor and sanctified violence in Esther and the King (1960)

Carruthers, J. 2010 Holy terror: understanding religion and violence in popular culture. Christianson, E. & Partridge, C. (eds.). London: Equinox, p. 42-52 11 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Introduction: writing post-secularity

Tate, A., Bradley, A. & Carruthers, J. 2010 Spiritual identities: writing post-secularity. Tate, A. & Carruthers, J. (eds.). Oxford: Peter Lang, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Spiritual identities: literature and the post-secular imagination

Tate, A. (ed.) & Carruthers, J. (ed.) 2010 Oxford: Peter Lang.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

Stillness and belonging: Mynydd Epynt

Carruthers, J. 2009 Debateable lands : These debateable lands. Bristol: Wild Conservations Press, Vol. 2, p. 27-33 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Laying hold of divine riches: self-authorization in Christina Rossetti's The face of the deep

Carruthers, J. 2009 The way the world ends: the Apocalypse of John in culture and ideology. Lyons, W. J. & Økland, J. (eds.). Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, p. 43-59 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Writing, interpretation and the Book of Esther: a detour via Browning and Derrida

Carruthers, J. 2009 In: Yearbook of English Studies. 39, 1-2, p. 58-71 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Israel Zangwill, Jewish Identity and Visceral Religion

Carruthers, J. 31/07/2009 Religion, Literature and the Imagination: Sacred Worlds. Knight, M. & Lee, L. (eds.). London: Continuum, p. 75-86 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2007

The liminal becoming of the Rebel Vashti

Carruthers, J. 2007 Mapping liminality: thresholds in literary and cultural texts. Kay, L., Kinsley, Z., Phillips, T. & Roughley, A. (eds.). Bern: Peter Lang, p. 91-109 19 p. (Transatlantic Aesthetics and Culture; vol. 2)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Esther Through the Centuries

Carruthers, J. 12/2007 Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. 304 p. (Blackwell Bible Commentaries)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2006

Nationalism

Carruthers, J. 2006 The Blackwell companion to the Bible and culture. Sawyer, J. (ed.). Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, p. 480-496 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Literature

Carruthers, J. 2006 The Blackwell companion to the Bible and culture. Sawyer, J. (ed.). Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, p. 253-267 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Theological legacies: Jews, heritage, race

Carruthers, J. 2006 Figures of heresy: radical theology in English and American writing, 1800-2000. Dix, A. & Taylor, J. (eds.). Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, p. 55-71 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2003

"Neither Maide, Wife or Widow": Ester Sowernam and the Book of Esther

Carruthers, J. 2003 In: Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism. 26, 3, p. 321-343 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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