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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

Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We are planning to have three sessions for 2018: There will be TWO joint-sessions (invited papers, but we are accepting a few paper proposals) with the Joshua/Judges section on the theme of “Judges, Gender, and Intertextuality." The primary focus is on intertextuality and gender in the Book of Judges. Papers should address a significant intertextual or inner-biblical component in juxtaposition with a pertinent issue on gender. Papers should focus on female (e.g., Caleb’s daughter, Othniel’s wife, the woman who kills Abimelech, Manoah’s wife, Samson’s first wife, his lover, Delilah, Micah’s mother, the women of Jabesh-Gilead, the women dancing at Shiloh, etc.) and/or male (e.g., the angel and the crying, Ehud, Gideon, Abimelech, the short judges section, etc.) characters. Papers that address issues of gender fluidity or the questionable borders of gender for characters in Judges are also encouraged. The THIRD session is an OPEN session (we are accepting paper proposals) on “Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible” with preference given to proposals related to this year’s theme.

Program Unit Chairs

Hyun Chul Paul Kim
Shelley L. Birdsong

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