Season Two of Cloister Talk: The Pennsylvania German Material Texts Podcast will debut at 8 a.m. EST on Monday, January 4, 2021, with a roster of brand-new episodes exploring exciting topics connected to The Word in the Wilderness: Popular Piety and the Manuscript Arts in Early Pennsylvania (Penn State Press, 2020).
The second season of the podcast will build on topics covered in the first season’s episodes by offering in-depth analysis of the manuscript genres analyzed in The Word in the Wilderness, while expanding to consider new topics inspired by the book. Titles of a few of the episodes to be released during Season Two of Cloister Talk include:
“The Pirate Bible: An Epic Tale of Looted Germantown Bibles, and What It Reveals About Pennsylvania German Religion in a Vast Atlantic World”
“Johann Gottfried Weber and Johannes Bard: Two Characters in the 18th-century Transatlantic World of Manuscripts”
“A Lesson in Early Modern Linguistic Theory with Johann Merken, and Its Implications for the Study of Material Texts”
“‘Errand Into the Wilderness’: What Pennsylvania German Illuminated Manuscripts Mean in American History”
To learn more about Season Two, listen to the Cloister Talk Season Two Teaser Trailer: https://anchor.fm/cloistertalk/episodes/Cloister-Talk-Season-2-Teaser-Trailer-enpkup. To catch up on episodes from Season One, visit https://anchor.fm/cloistertalk. To purchase The Word in the Wilderness, visit https://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08590-6.html.
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