This is the keynote address delivered to the 21st Annual WV undergraduate literary symposium, hosted by Marshall University on March 2, 2013. It presents a kind of "wish list" for scholars in sermon studies: we still need "a clear sense of the canon," places to "interact and network" with colleagues, and a dedicated journal "where scholars can publish their work." People working in other fields are fortunate in that they can usually take these things for granted, but sermon scholars still have some work to do to bring them to fruition.
Ellison, Robert H. How Do You Build a Discipline From the Ground Up? Delivered at the 21st Annual West Virginia Undergraduate Literary Symposium, March 2, 2013, Marshall University. Print.