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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

Performance Criticism of the Bible and Other Ancient Texts

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Performance Criticism of the Bible and Other Ancient Texts (PCBOAT) section will hold two sessions at the 2018 meeting. The FIRST SESSION is an open session, with a call for papers that relate to the notion of “repeated performance.” Preference will be given to papers that address such issues as: repeated performances before the same audience, repeated performances adapted for particular audiences, repeated performances and varied interpretations, and repeated performances shaped by alternative performers.The SECOND SESSION is a joint session with the Bible in Ancient (and Modern) Media (BAMM) section that features the work of Richard Schechner, noted performance theorist from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The session will feature two invited papers on performance theory from members of the PCBOAT and BAMM respective sections, but welcomes submissions from others whose work features the scholarship of Richard Schechner.

Program Unit Chairs

Lee A. Johnson
Jin H. Han

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