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2018 International Meeting

Helsinki, Finland

Meeting Begins7/30/2018
Meeting Ends8/3/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 10/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 2/14/2018

Requirements for Participation

Literary Features – Fact or Fiction (EABS)

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the Helsinki meeting in 2018 we will organize two sessions: one thematic session and one open session. The first session will focus on the theme “Down in the Hebrew Bible.” We invite papers that address literal as well as metaphorical or conceptual spaces of depths and low elevation. Spaces can include, but are by no means limited to, geographical locations such as depths of water or lower elevations, spaces of despair, and other actual or metaphorical spaces. Abstracts should indicate which spaces will be discussed in the paper, which methodology will be used, and what insights the paper offers in the stylistics of low spaces in the Hebrew Bible. This session will be a joint session with the EABS Research Group Literary Features: Fact or Fiction. A selection of papers will be peer reviewed for publication. A second session will be open to all who address the main research aim of the session as described on the website. When in doubt, please feel free to contact the chairs at, or alternatively at

Program Unit Chairs

Elizabeth R.Hayes
Karolien Vermeulen

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