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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

Requirements for Participation

Orality, Textuality, and the Formation of the Hebrew Bible

Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite papers for the 2008 Annual Meeting on the theme "Toward a more adequate theory of the verbal art." We particularly welcome papers that build on insights of what some have termed "orality-scribality-memory studies," such as: the importance of broader competencies (not just chirographic) of ancient scribes, the roll of scrolls in recitation and memorization in the ancient world, the particular dynamics of literary composition in ancient oral-written cultures, and reflections of oral-written dynamics in the shape and variation in ancient biblical texts.

Program Unit Chairs

David McLain Carr

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