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Meeting Program Units

2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative section is planning three sessions at the 2019 Annual Meeting: the first will be co-sponsored with the Christian Apocrypha group and will feature invited papers related to the forthcoming Festschrift for Judith Perkins. The second will be co-sponsored with the Rhetoric in the New Testament section. For this session we invite proposals on “Ancient Fictional Letters,” specifically addressing the way these letters incorporate the principles of rhetoric. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the rhetoric of the letter genre itself, or rhetoric that pertains to the various audiences. For the third session we invite proposals on any topic related to the interests of the Ancient Fiction and Early Jewish and Christian Narratives section. We welcome diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives, as well as focused case studies regarding specific ancient narratives. For this session we are particularly interested in papers that address issues of race, gender, and ethnicity in ancient fiction. How are such identity markers used by ancient authors to specify categories of “insiders” vs. “outsiders”? To what extent are these markers “malleable”?

Program Unit Chairs

Christy Cobb
Eric Vanden Eykel

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