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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

The Bible in Ancient (and Modern) Media

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Bible in Ancient and Modern Media section will sponsor four sessions at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. The first session will feature an open call for paper related to the ancient and modern media contexts of biblical transmission and interpretation. We invite especially papers that address issues of literacy, textuality, scribality, and orality in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament research, New Testament and early Christianity research, and modern translation and pedagogy. BAMM’s other three sessions will feature invited speakers. The second session will be on the work of sociologist Gary Fine on difficult reputations as they relate to memory and commemoration. The third session is jointly organized with the Performance Criticism of the Bible and Other Ancient Contexts section and will 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). The fourth session is jointly organized with the Synoptics Gospels section and will discuss the significance of media studies for approaches to the Synoptic Problem.

Program Unit Chairs

Chris Keith
Tom Thatcher

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