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Meeting Program Units

2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
Requirements for Participation

Rhetoric and the New Testament


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The "Rhetoric and the New Testament” section seeks papers for three sessions in 2013: 1) “Rhetorics of Social Relationships and/in Early Christian Discourses,” an open call for a paper session wherein we shall prioritize proposals for critical appraisals of gendered, racial/ethnic, economic, pedagogical, and other discourses concerning social relationships, and their rhetorical deployments, within and across complexes of early Christian materials, as well as in the histories of scholarship thereof; 2) "Imagining a Rhetorical Future: Interventions and Innovations in New Testament Rhetorical Criticism;” 3) "Receptions of Early Christian Rhetoric,” for which we invite proposals examining the rhetorical strategies employed by late-ancient authors in their re-use of New Testament texts. Here, papers that consider re-formulations occurring in discrete manuscript strains are especially welcome (among these, the Nag Hammadi codices, the writings of Shenoute, the Pachomian monastic library, and the corpus of documents attributed to Evagrius).

Program Unit Chairs

 Greg Carey
 Todd Penner

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