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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

Biblical Hebrew Poetry

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Biblical Hebrew Poetry will be holding four sessions. The first session addresses Reception History of the Poetry of the Hebrew Bible. Susan Gillingham will participate in this session, which addresses the reception history of Biblical Hebrew poetry. As demonstrated by her recent volume ‘Psalms Through the Centuries’, Gillingham concentrates upon the reception history of the Psalms. It is expected that others will engage with Gillingham’s methodology, or another well-defined methodology, to examine the array of contexts and manners of interpretation for discrete units of BH poetry. These might include the use of OT poetry in the NT, liturgical use of BH poetry over the ages, and commentaries, homilies, musical scores and artistic representations that address sections of BH poetry. The second session will explore lyric poetry in the Hebrew bible. Papers on topics such as linguistic features of lyric poetry, how lyric poetry utilizes descriptive or narrative elements, voicing in lyric poetry, the relationship between lyric poetry and other forms of poetry in particular biblical corpora, the saliency of lyric poetry, unique methodological approaches to the study of lyric poetry, or theology in relation to lyric poetry are welcome. Other approaches to lyric poetry may also be addressed. The third session includes an open call for papers. Papers on parallelism and literary features such as metonymy and metaphor are particularly welcome. The fourth session is a joint session with the section of Book of Psalms: Metonymy and Metaphor in the Poetry of the Book of Psalms. Metaphor has long been identified as a key element within biblical Hebrew poetry, but in recent years the understanding and significance of metonymy (closely related to metaphor) has grown. We are utilizing the book of Psalms as a test case for further examining metonymy and its relation to metaphor and poetry. We welcome all papers that deal with metaphor and/or metonymy in the poetry of the Psalms.

Program Unit Chairs

Elizabeth R.Hayes
Kevin Chau

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