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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

Performance Criticism of the Bible and Other Ancient Texts

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: In 2014, we will hold three sessions. For the first session, we solicit papers that examine the formative influence of oral performance on the creation of texts, the performance of such texts in ancient contexts, representation of oral performance in written texts, performance features embedded in biblical and other ancient texts, or related topics. For the second session, we are interested in papers that examine the role that oral performance played in the production of the psalms and songs of antiquity, their performance in ancient contexts, and performative features that helped to shape biblical and other ancient examples of psalms and songs. The third session is jointly organized with The Bible in Ancient and Modern Media Section to honor and evaluate the contributions of Werner H. Kelber to ancient media and mnemonic culture, especially in light of the recent publication of his Imprints, Voiceprints, and Footprints of Memory (Society of Biblical Literature); for this third session, the presenters have been invited.

Program Unit Chairs

Jin H. Han

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