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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Genesis Program Unit will host three sessions in 2020, two themed sessions and one open session, as follows. (1) Genesis and environmental studies. We invite proposals for this session that integrate particular Genesis passages or themes with environmental studies. In particular, we encourage submissions on other Genesis texts, besides the creation narratives, that are relevant to the study of environmental phenomena and issues. Since environmental studies is a multidisciplinary endeavor, papers should be grounded methodologically and present an integrated and innovative interpretation at the intersection of Genesis and environmental studies. (2) Sibling rivalry in Genesis. We invite proposals for this session that concentrate on the motif of sibling rivalry in Genesis. Papers may examine single narratives where the motif is involved, compare different versions of the motif, focus on the motif’s literary role in Genesis as well as its historical backdrop in the ancient Near East. (3) Open session. We welcome proposals on any topic related to the interpretation of Genesis for this open session.

Program Unit Chairs

Bill T. Arnold
Naomi A. Steinberg

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