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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

Israelite Prophetic Literature

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Israelite Prophetic Literature will sponsor three sessions at the 2017 Annual Meeting. (1) Reading Prophetic Literature as Aesthetic Artifacts. We accept proposals that examine what it means to read prophetic literature as aesthetic artifacts, using various methodologies, including performance theory. With an understanding of prophetic oracles as literary artifacts, papers may examine questions such as what does it mean to experience these oracles as poetic performance? In the process of reading/hearing such poetry what new questions should be brought to the interpretation of these texts? Further aspects can be explored, such as the experiences of the reader as well as the impact of play, multivalence, and polyphony upon the reader. Papers can delve into the question of what it means that an oral event has been textualized, or even that speech that could have originally been prose has been recorded in poetic form. (2) An Open Session. We accept proposals for papers on a broad range of topics dealing with prophetic literature. Papers that fall within the scope of other thematic sessions may also be presented here. (3) A Joint Session on Prophetic Studies. This umbrella session for all SBL sections on prophetic studies will involve presentations and workshops around the theme "Old Texts. New Methods. New Questions." Presentations on the theme will be given by invited presenters.

Program Unit Chairs

Steed Vernyl Davidson

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