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Psalms Translation Gets Radical

Andrew Wadoski closes traveling exhibit series

Sept. 10, 2012
Story by Austin Bowles, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The Manifold Greatness traveling exhibit comes to a close with a presentation by Dr. Andrew Wadoski at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, OSU Library.

Wadoski is an assistant professor in the OSU English Department. He will present on the translation of a set of psalms known as the penitential psalms. These psalms became popular among Tudor poets aligned with radical protestant politics.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Wadoski speak about the development of religious literature in 16th century England,” catalog librarian Misty Smith said. “People should be interested in learning how the religious, social and political climate affected poets during the English Reformation.”

This event is part of a series of programs and displays related to the traveling exhibit. “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible” will be housed in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library from Aug. 22 through Sept. 19. This event and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

“Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible,” a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. It is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas, to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible.

The traveling exhibition was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Local presentation of this exhibit is made possible by the Oklahoma State University Library. Other local partners include OSU departments of art, English and religious studies, and the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater Homeschool Group, Payne County Historical Society and Stillwater Ministerium. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in Manifold Greatness do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information about the exhibit and related events at OSU or to download educational materials and videos visit www.library.okstate.edu/manifoldgreatness.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 36,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall12/wadoski.htm
Last Updated: 10 September 2012

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