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2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/19/2016
Meeting Ends11/22/2016

Call for Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call for Papers Closes: 3/1/2016

Requirements for Participation

Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Space, Place, and Lived Experience in Antiquity invite papers for two sessions that will be co-sponsored with other sections. The first, sponsored with the Speech and Talk in the Ancient Mediterranean World unit, will explore the confluences of speech, space, and gender. What kinds of gendered expectations governed spaces (conceived as conceptual, literary, or physical), and the kinds of discourse that could occur or flourish in those spaces? What places were forbidden, accepted, or especially fecund for women's speech, men's speech, or speech that was otherwise particularly gendered? Did space govern speech, or did speech govern space? Papers using queer theory to think about these questions are welcome. The second session, co-sponsored with the Early Jewish and Christian Relations section, is an open session focused on space and place. The Space, Place and Lived Experience will also be planning a "theorizing in place" session at the Alamo. Information will be provided in the program book.

Program Unit Chairs

Eric Smith
Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre

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