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Meeting Program Units

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

Philology in Hebrew Studies


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For 2017, the Philology in Hebrew Studies section invites papers for open sessions. This program unit aims to take up the dual challenge of reflecting self-critically on the nature of philology as a discipline and developing rigorous methodologies of philological study, particularly as may pertain to the Hebrew Bible and related literature. In addition to a general call for papers whose topics fit broadly with the mission of our program unit, we also invite papers for a special joint session with the Linguistics in Biblical Hebrew program unit. This special joint session is entitled “The Relationship between Linguistics and Philology for the Analysis of Biblical Hebrew”. Given the fundamentally distinct genealogies (histories of the fields), objectives (universalist vs. particularist), and constituencies participating in these two fields, what might one learn from the other, particularly in application to Biblical Hebrew? Papers should address any aspect of the relationship between linguistics and philology for the analysis of Biblical Hebrew. An additional invited panel is also planned for 2017 on embedded written documents in Jewish texts of the Second Temple period. Invited speakers will reflect upon the formal features of embedded documents and their paratextual frames, the material dimensions of composing new texts out of archival documents, the relationship between embedded documents and other forms of intertextuality, and the phenomenon of textual embedding as a strategy for exerting and resisting power in the context of imperial subjugation.

Program Unit Chairs

Jeremy Hutton
Jacqueline Vayntrub

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