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2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

Requirements for Participation

Writing/Reading Jeremiah

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Writing/Reading Jeremiah unit seeks to create space for innovative readings and constructions of meaning that employ a variety of contemporary exegetical approaches as well as interdisciplinary engagements. We welcome strategies of reading Jeremiah that seek to reconfigure, redeploy, and move beyond conventional readings of Jeremiah. In 2018, the Writing/Reading Jeremiah unit will have three sessions. Two of these sessions, one with invited speakers and one as an open session will focus on the theme of “Reconsidering Violence in the Book of Jeremiah.” The theme of violence has long since been an important line of inquiry in the book of Jeremiah that has seen the light of day in an exceedingly violent context of military invasion and displacement. In recent years, violence has been shown to be a greatly complex, multifaceted phenomenon that often erupts at the intersection of gender, race, class, culture etc, and that can be said to include beyond direct forms of violence also structural, cultural and what has most recently been described as slow violence. We invite papers that (a) consider such complex permeations of violence that highlight the intersectional nature as well as multi-faceted nature of the way in which violence has been written into the text, and (b) reflect upon the distinct implications such portrayals of violence have for contemporary readers who find themselves in contexts permeated by violence. A third session will be a joint session together with the Israelite Prophetic Literature group with some invited speakers on a theme to be confirmed shortly.

Program Unit Chairs

Juliana L. Claassens
Mark Brummitt

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