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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

Biblical Hebrew Poetry

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Four sessions are planned: 1) General Session--all proposals dealing with biblical Hebrew poetry are welcome; 2)"Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response": papers are welcome that explore the portrait of Daughter Zion as "she" appears in biblical Hebrew poetry. Papers are encouraged to engage the thought of Carleen Mandolfo and her new book Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets as a launching pad for further discussion. "Daughter Zion," in the voice of Carleen Mandolfo, will respond to papers presented; 3) a second session dealing with Daughter Zion: Her Ambivalent Nature--all papers on Daughter Zion are welcome; 4) "The Poetics of Memory": a joint session with the Book of Psalms that will focus on remembering, forgetting, the role of remembered past in the psalms, the role that forgetting plays in lament psalms. Papers have been invited.

Program Unit Chairs

Carol J. Dempsey
LeAnn Snow Flesher

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