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Christian Literary Studies Group

Based in the United Kingdom, the CLSG holds annual conferences in Oxford exploring Christian and Biblical themes in literature. Its journal, The Glass, publishes articles and reviews, with pdfs available through the CLSG website.


Hosted by Bethel University in the United States, the Christianity and Literature Discussion Group (ChristLit) is a list-serv that fosters scholarly and pedagogical discussion and promotes community among subscribers.

Colloquium on Violence & Religion

This international society of scholars examines the question of violence and religion through exploration of the work of René Girard and the intersection of religion and literature. The group publishes a journal, a bulletin, and bibliographies.

International Study Group Religion & Literature

The International Study Group “Religion & Literature” (ISGRL) was founded in 2010 under the direction of Almut-Barbara Renger (Freie Universität Berlin) and co-directed by John Hamilton (Harvard University). The ISGRL maintains a monthly informational blog online, with notice of new publications and other research aids.

The Korean Society for Literature and Religion

Founded in 1992, the KSLR explores English and American literature, Korean literature, and world literature in relation to religion. It has ties with the International Society for Religion, Culture, and the Arts in the United Kingdom, and it publishes the journal Literature and Religion with submissions in both Korean and English.

Literature & Religion Research Group (Norway)

Based at the University of Bergen, and funded by the Norwegian Research Council, this cross-disciplinary research group seeks new frontiers of understanding as members learn from the cutting-edge developments of disciplines and fields outside their own. Conversation focuses on the interface of literature and religion but is open to scholars of any field.

The Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English

The Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English is a collaboration between the School of English and Drama and the School of History at Queen Mary University of London. It maintains online research publications and organizes seminars focused on the history of Roman Catholicism, the Church of England, Protestant dissent, Methodism, and Judaism.

The Scottish Network for Religion and Literature

Based at the Divinity School of the University of Edinburgh, this network aims to promote research and discussion around the themes of religions and literature, with a special interest in issues related to Scotland. It facilitates academic study in the university and also holds events for the public.

The American Academy of Religion

The largest organization dedicated to the academic study of religion, AAR includes a program unit on the Arts, Literature, and Religion.