Network members have many publications and research projects – past and future – that focus on religion and story. Here is a taster:
The Prodigal Son
Alison Jack is currently writing a book on the reception history of the Parable of the Prodigal Son in British and American Literature.
Characterizing the Passion
Helen Bond’s next project is a work on Mark’s Passion Narrative, tentatively entitled Characterizing the Passion. It will contain a discussion of both the genre of the passion narrative and also sketches of the characters within it. It is Bond’s contention that characterization is much more fundamental to the way the story is put together than is often recognised.
The Story of Story in South Asia
Naomi Appleton is coming to the end of this AHRC-funded project, with James Hegarty of Cardiff University, exploring the dialogue between the narrative traditions of early Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. As the major project output she is preparing a monograph on Gods Heroes and Kings: Shared Characters in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist Narrative (Ashgate, in preparation). More information on the project blog.
The Myth of the Fallen Angels and Aronofsky’s Noah
Timothy Lim recently contributed an article on this subject to the SciFifantasy Network. You can read it on their website.