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2011 Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Meeting Begins11/19/2011
Meeting Ends11/22/2011

Call for Papers Opens: 1/25/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2011

Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Pseudepigrapha Section will have two sessions in San Francisco.

One session will include invited speakers who will treat the theme of death in relation to testamentary literature.

The second session will be an open session titled “Facing Death” for which paper proposals are requested. Papers might treat such issues as rituals relating to death, preparations for dying, potency of last words, martyrdom, responses to death, perceptions of time in relation to death and the dying process, or metaphorical conceptions of death.

Papers that use newer theoretical or methodological frameworks are particularly welcome as are papers that cut across the swath of Jewish Christian Greco-Roman cultures and literature in considering this theme. Paper proposals should include the argument or thrust of the paper, the primary texts treated, and the method employed.

Program Unit Chairs

Hindy Najman
Judith H. Newman

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