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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

Rhetoric and Early Christianity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The "Rhetoric and the New Testament” section seeks papers for three sessions in 2014: 1) “Rhetorics of Vision and Visual Rhetorics: Ekphrasis and Beyond” for which we invite proposals that display explicit attention and commitment to the rhetorical uses of seeing and images in New Testament and early Christian literature, as well as methodological considerations concerning the use of images, ancient and modern, as rhetorical sources in their own right; 2) "Rhetorics of Historical Jesus Scholarship," for which we invite proposals that consider the rhetorical contours of scholarship concerning the various "quests" for the historical Jesus over the last 150 years, as well as how "Historical Jesus" serves as a discursive category in the field as a whole; and 3) "Currents in Rhetorical Criticism," an open call for a paper session wherein we shall prioritize proposals for critical appraisals of the rhetorics of travel and (im)migration, labor and class, gender/sexuality and race/ethnicity, and/or other discourses and their deployments within and across complexes of early Christian literature, as well as in the histories of reception and scholarship thereof.

Program Unit Chairs

Greg Carey
Todd Penner

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