This year’s conference was held on a beautiful fall day on the campus of University of Michigan – Dearborn in the Fairlane Center Campus on October 14 and featured Professor James Vanden Bosch as the keynote speaker.
Professor Vanden Bosch’s address was entitled “The King James Bible in Contemporary American Works”. The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible has prompted Vanden Bosch to explore the influence of the King James Bible on several contemporary American writers.
Vanden Bosch has taught English at Calvin College for over twenty-five years, with a special interest in English grammar, grammar for ESL teachers, corpus linguistics, and Cormac McCarthy’s fiction and drama. He regularly teaches short courses in Moscow, directed a semester-abroad program in Budapest, and recently taught in Lintong, China. Vanden Bosch has degrees from Calvin College, Ohio University, and the University of Chicago Divinity School. At Calvin, he has been named the Professor of the Year (2001) and has won the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching (2010).
This year’s event featured 60 presentations and 85 participants from 24 different colleges and universities located in three different states and Canada.
We hope to see you at next year’s conference!
Photos of the Conference 2011