Religion and Literature Syllabus Archive

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    Liam Corley

    Dear colleagues and friends,

    The journal Religion and Literature and the University of Notre Dame are happy to announce a new resource for the teaching of religion and literature. The religion and literature syllabus archive, housed through the University of Notre Dame, offers access to syllabi from instructors across the many fields that the study of religion and literature encompasses. The website will also feature a running annotated bibliography of important sources for scholarship on religion and literature.


    The archive is designed as a cooperative venture. It welcomes syllabi for courses addressing the relations between two crucial human concerns: religion and the literary forms of any era, place, or language. Syllabi submitted for inclusion should address both religion and literature in a substantial manner, and should encourage reflection on the many possible relations between them. Similarly, the bibliography welcomes annotations on scholarly works that substantially address both religion and literature.


    To join the archive and gain access to its resources, go to and submit at least one syllabus for inclusion. Alternatively, you may submit at least one annotation (350 words for an article or 700 words for a book) for inclusion in the annotated bibliography. Multiple submissions are welcome provided each submission fits within the archive’s parameters. Please see directions for formatting and uploading your submissions at Once your syllabus or annotations are accepted, you will have access to the entire archive. The archive’s value will build over time as scholars contribute to it.  We look forward to developing it with you.


    In a related venture, the journal Religion and Literature will offer an annual prize for the best syllabus submitted to the archive, as determined by an appointed committee. Should you wish your syllabus to be considered for this year’s prize, please submit it to the archive and send a copy of the syllabus together with a 2500-word discussion of the course’s design, goals, and intellectual rationale to, with ‘Syllabus Prize’ as the subject line by 21 February 2015. The winning syllabus together with its supporting essay will be published in the next issue of the journal.


    Jonathan Reeve

    This looks great! It might be of interest to the Open Syllabus Project.

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