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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


Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2014 meeting in San Diego, the Megilloth consultation invites papers for two sessions. In the first session, papers will be sought which address one or all of the following sets of issues. First, how is gender constructed, understood, and deployed as ideology and how are gender norms upheld and/or subverted? Second, how are issues of ethnicity, such as the perception or treatment of outsiders and exilic themes of dislocation and foreignness, handled in the individual books or the collection? Finally, how do the individual books or the collection treat issues of identity, in particular individual or corporate identity, and how do these depictions and assumptions about the self vary and intersect across the five scrolls. The second session will look for papers which address issues of intertextuality between texts or the collection of the Megilloth and other portions of the HB/OT. Under this rubric, the group will invite papers that consider to what degree allusions in the Megilloth indicate both intentionality for the collection as well as communal notions of the structure and canonicity of the biblical corpus more generally.

Program Unit Chairs

Amy Erickson
Bradley J. Embry

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