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2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/18/2017
Meeting Ends11/21/2017

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2016
Call for Papers Closes: 3/7/2017

Requirements for Participation

Performance Criticism of Biblical and Other Ancient Texts

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Performance Criticism of the Bible and Other Ancient Texts will hold three sessions at the 2017 meeting. The FIRST SESSION is an open session, with a call for papers that relate to the notion of “presence and performance,” with potential foci of: perceived “presence” of the author(s) of the text, “presence” as it relates to the performer of the text, and “presence” of the audience as participants in the experience of the text. The SECOND SESSION is a joint session with the Bible in Ancient and Modern Media (BAMM) that features the work of Richard Schechner, noted performance theorist from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Professor Schechner will be in attendance and formally respond to two invited papers on performance theory from members of the respective sections, followed by an open discussion in which all three participants invite questions and comments from those in attendance. The THIRD SESSION consists of a panel of four invited papers from scholars who will address the theoretical framework of performance criticism. Each scholar will present his or her work followed by intra-panel discussion and concluding with invited questions and comments from the session attendees.

Program Unit Chairs

Jin H. Han
Lee A. Johnson

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