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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

Philology in Hebrew Studies

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Philology in Hebrew Studies invites proposals for an open session. This program unit seeks to address matters of intellectual history (how operative categories of language and its products were generated and shaped over time), and critically engage methods of the major aspects of philology, such as but not limited to poetics, translation theory, lexicography, and textual criticism. This program unit is especially interested in the examination of these methods and their underlying conceptual frameworks, with an eye towards determining how contemporary scholars might better understand ancient texts. In addition to considering submitted proposals, Philology in Hebrew Studies will sponsor three invited panels in 2018. FIRST SESSION: "Philology of the Self," in which invited speakers will analyze differences in the conceptualization of the self from the world of ancient Israel to early Judaism. An emphasis will be placed on clarifying the nature of the language used to describe the self and its various aspects in these periods. SECOND SESSION: "Philology of Gender," co-sponsored with Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible. THIRD SESSION: A book review panel of A. Tugendhaft, Baal and the Politics of Poetry (Routledge 2017), co-sponsored by Bible, Myth, and Myth Theory program unit and the Ugaritic and Northwest Semitic Epigraphy program unit. We invite general submissions that engage the stated mission of our group. We also ENCOURAGE SUBMISSIONS for a FOURTH SESSION, co-sponsored with Linguistics in Biblical Hebrew entitled “Issues in Language Change and Language Contact – Linguistic and Philological Perspectives”. Papers should address the topics of language change or language contact from a linguistic and/or philological perspective, with preference given to papers that address both perspectives.

Program Unit Chairs

David Lambert
Jacqueline Vayntrub

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