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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

Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation section will hold 2 sessions at the 2014 meeting. The abstracts for these sessions should state the paper's thesis and explicitly describe the cognitive linguistic approach that will be taken. (1) "Open Session": This is an open call for papers. The papers in this session will apply findings of cognitive linguistics to biblical studies with a particular focus on the ways cognitive approaches help scholars to grapple with how language makes meaning, how a text evokes authority, and/or how contemporary readers interact with ancient texts. (2) "Metaphors of Illness in Biblical Literature": This session will be organized together with the Metaphor Theory & the Hebrew Bible and Senses & Culture in the Biblical World sections and will consist of three invited papers (one from each group) and one respondent. The papers will showcase how we read and analyze images of illness and its attendant elements (i.e., pain, isolation, impurity, fear, anguish, etc.) in the Bible. The aim of this joint session is to engage the topic from our different theoretical points of departure in such a way as to invite dialogue with the analytical perspectives of the other panelists. The goal will be a thick description and analysis of how illness is represented and used in biblical literature from multiple complementary perspectives.

Program Unit Chairs

Robert H. von Thaden, Jr.

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