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2012 Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

Meeting Begins: 11/16/2012
Meeting Ends: 11/20/2012

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: 2/8/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2012
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Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Pseudepigrapha Section will have three sessions in Chicago. The first session will be a closed, invited review session on the new book by Matthias Henze, Jewish Apocalypticism in Late First Century Israel: Reading Second Baruch in Context (Mohr Siebeck, 2011). The second session will be an open session titled “Ancient Media Cultures.” Ancient media studies are concerned with the dynamics of ancient written and oral cultures, oral performance, the workings of memory and audience perceptions, as well as with the production, reproduction and circulation of manuscripts. We invite papers that explore how ancient media culture(s) may have affected the form, the content, and the loci of meaning in the texts. Papers are especially welcome that discuss the methodological ramifications of rethinking Pseudepigrapha in light of the media cultures in which they originated and circulated, manuscript cultures, and multimedia contexts. The third session will be an open session. Papers are welcome on any topic related to the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Papers may either focus on a particular pseudepigraphic text, explore a specific theme, or deal with methodological issues. Paper proposals should include the argument or thrust of the paper, the primary texts treated, and the methodological framework employed.

Program Unit Chairs

Liv Ingeborg Lied
Matthias Henze

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