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2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


Call For Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
Requirements for Participation

Redescribing Early Christianity


Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Our theme for the 2016 meeting will be: “Redescribing Christian Origins as a Textual Event: Communities, Schools, Networks.” We will devote two sessions to redescribing “Christian identity” as a product of the practices and social aspects of writing in antiquity. One session will feature the work of invited guests, while the other has an open call. We seek to move beyond traditional models that assume literary production to be a secondary inscription of belief, experience, and communal identity, and we therefore welcome proposals that explore writing itself as a formative factor in the composition of Christian belief, identity, and experience. Questions or requests to be on the mailing list for pre-circulated papers may be sent to William Arnal (william.arnal@uregina.ca) or Erin Roberts (erinroberts@sc.edu)

Program Unit Chairs

Erin Roberts
William E. Arnal

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