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2008 Annual Meeting


Meeting Begins11/22/2008
Meeting Ends11/25/2008

Call for Papers Opens: 11/17/2007
Call for Papers Closes: 2/29/2008

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Religious World of Late Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Group
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We are organizing two sessions for 2008. The first, BLOOD-FLOWS in Opposition and Convergence, is inspired by recent work by C. Bynum, D. Biale, and J. Branham, and looks at blood both symbolic and real, both menstrual and sacrificial, both salvific and dolorous, both martyrs' and criminals' – how is it placed, directed, excluded, and signified in ritual and text? The second, FALSE TEXTS, takes a comparative look comparatively at the various ways pseudepigraphy and deceptive “framing” were brought into use in late antique religions.

Program Unit Chairs

David Frankfurter
Charlotte Fonrobert

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