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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

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Bible Translation

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: This year the Bible Translation session is organizing three joint sessions: One with Global Education and Research Technology and two with Nida Institute for Biblical scholarship. The topic of the session with Global Education and Research Technology is Reaching the 21st-Century Frontier: Cutting-Edge Bible. The topic of the sessions with Nida Institute is Performance and Bible Translation. The final update with the exact schedules and names of participants will be finalized by the end of January 3013. Over the past years the praxis and theory of translation has become a discipline and field of studies in its own right. At the same time we have seen the emergence of performance criticism as a new exciting approach in Biblical scholarship with its emphasis on oral context of the Biblical texts and the insights that can be gained from performance of the same texts, both in the ancient languages as well as in translation. Therefore, the Bible Translation section is proud to join, the scholarly department of American Bible Society, The Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship, in presenting two sessions on Performance Criticism and Bible Translation. The first session, entitled Performance, Translation and Identity, will feature 4 papers on the topic of how performance interacts with identity issues of either local communities or language groups. How does performance contribute or constitute the perception of the self vis á vis the other? Some of the questions that the presenters will address are: how does translation become performance and how does translation express the identity of people groups? How does specifically Bible translation affect the identity of people groups when we take into account Performance Criticism? How does actual Bible translation “products” get absorbed in the cultural maelstrom of identity issues in different types of societies, both Western and non Western. Different aspects of performance, translation and identity will be

Program Unit Chairs

Marlon Winedt

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