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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

Book of Psalms


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the Annual Meeting in 2017, the Book of the Psalms Section will organize the following three sessions: Open session: For the open session we invite papers investigating issues related to any text or texts within the Psalms. Body and Embodiment in the Book of Psalms: Exploration of body/embodiment in the Psalms may include (but are not limited to) questions regarding God’s figurative or literal embodiment as described in the text, the ANE understanding of body/body parts as it relates to Psalms, the connection between the physical body and senses, the unhealthy/unwell/broken body, or body/embodiment in/through worship. (Invited papers) Metonymy and Metaphor in the Poetry of the Book of Psalms (Joint session with Hebrew Poetry): We welcome all papers that deal with metaphor and/or metonymy in the poetry of the Psalms, but we are particularly interested in papers that address any of the following matters: (1) how metonymy and metaphor work in tandem and how they function differently, (2) how poetry is uniquely utilized in conjunction with metonymy and metaphor, (3) how the use of metonymy and metaphor in the Psalms may differ in its usage in other forms of biblical poetry, and (4) poetic analyses of metaphor and metonymy in specific psalms that bring fresh exegetical insights. (Invited papers--although an exceptional submission will be considered.)

Program Unit Chairs

Christine Jones
Karl Jacobson

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