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Meeting Program Units

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

The Bible in Ancient (and Modern) Media


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Bible in Ancient and Modern Media highlights the mediation of biblical texts and traditions (both Hebrew Bible and New Testament) through multiple communicative media throughout history, spanning from antiquity to the present. In 2016, BAMM will host four sessions. The first session welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of “the Bible” (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; New Testament; related literatures) in either ancient or modern media (memory, oral tradition, performance, written and/or printed text, art, music, iconography, graffiti, numismatics, electronic media, etc.). BAMM is especially interested in papers that offer critical analyses of the function of media in the construction of meaning. The second—an invited panel—will address the theme, “Orality, Textuality, and Prophetic Literature,” and is the culmination of a three-year project on orality, textuality, and the formation of the Hebrew Bible. The third—an invited panel—will introduce the concept of sound mapping and highlight recent works that examine how biblical (especially NT and/or Greek) texts use sound in the construction of meaning. The fourth—an invited panel co-sponsored with the Book History and Biblical Literatures consultation—will feature the work of William Johnson on book- and reading-cultures in antiquity.

Program Unit Chairs

Rafael Rodríguez
Tom Thatcher

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