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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/22/2014
Meeting Ends11/25/2014

Call for Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2014

Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Midrash Section will sponsor three sessions in San Diego: 1) An open session that will accept paper proposals pertaining to any aspect of the study of Midrash; 2) A session entitled "Israel and the Angels: Emulation, Rivalry and Embodiment." In Midrash and related literatures, Israel (both patriarch and nation) exhibits a complex relationship with angels, characterized by emulation in divine service, rivalry in worship, and even shared embodiment in the divine throne. This panel will explore the rabbinic conception of Israel's national and angelic identities, and address the relationship among the nation, patriarch and heavenly beings. Invited papers only; and, 3) A joint session co-sponsored with the AAR Ethics Section entitled "MISSED (Midrash, Interdisciplinarity, Social Ethics and Solidarity in Education) Opportunities: The Unlikely Scholarly Alliance of the Dispossessed and Their Disciplines." This session is open to paper proposals that explore ways in which Midrash can be applied to interdisciplinary research in the study of religion around such issues as ethnicity, culture, identity, and race.

Program Unit Chairs

Rivka Ulmer
W. David Nelson

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