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2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins: 11/18/2017
Meeting Ends: 11/21/2017

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: 12/19/2016
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2017
Requirements for Participation

Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We are planning two sessions for the meeting in Boston. Our first session has an open call for papers on a theme of your choice within the field of metaphor theory and Bible. The second session is a workshop for graduate students working on dissertations on metaphors in the Hebrew Bible. The session aims to provide an opportunity for students to showcase their work and receive feedback from more senior scholars in the field as well as from their fellow students. Paper proposals should follow the standard procedure of other SBL sessions. Those who are accepted for the session will have to submit a written presentation of their work by October 1, 2017. The paper can be 1) the prospectus of your thesis, 2) a draft of a chapter, or 3) a standard paper. Each student will have 15 min in the session for a presentation of their work. The presentations will be followed by a planned response and open discussion. More senior scholars in the field of metaphor studies are encouraged to contact the chair to volunteer as respondents and to participate in the open discussions. All proposals for our sessions should state the author's main thesis, the methodological approach followed, and the specific examples studied. All papers must incorporate current metaphor theory and engage the Hebrew text.

Program Unit Chairs

Ryan Bonfiglio

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