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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

Deconstructive Poetics (EABS)

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the meeting in Helsinki in 2018 we invite papers for one open session, on any topic related to deconstruction, post-structuralism, gender theory, aesthetics, or reception exegesis, on texts either from Hebrew Bible or New Testament. We also invite papers for a special session on The Postmodern Bible, written by the ‘Bible and Culture Collective’ in 1997 (Yale University Press). Experimental in its multi-authored form, and providing a much-needed resource for the intersection between literary theory, cultural criticism and biblical studies, this collection of articles forged new and exciting pathways in biblical criticism. As it is twenty years since The Postmodern Bible was published, we would like to take the opportunity to invite papers that reflect on the significance and impact of The Postmodern Bible, on individual contributions in the book, on postmodernism and the Bible today, and on future directions for theory and the Bible.

Program Unit Chairs

Francis Landy
Hannah M. Strømmen

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