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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

Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Experience of the Other: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Judeophobia: In two of the 2020 sessions, we want to explore the dynamics of inclusion, exclusion, and Judeophobia as represented in Deuterocanonical and cognate literature. Papers that deal with either one or both of the following perspectives are encouraged to be submitted: 1. Papers that deal with texts that describe how members of Jewish communities have defined their own distinctive identity in opposition to “others,” with whom they shared a common context and may have interacted in social processes. 2. Papers that bring the perspective of the “others” to the foreground and deal with the evidence for either the inclusion of Jewish communities in pagan societies or their rejection, whether through stigmatization, for instance, or the use of violence. 3. Finally, papers in which the tension between inclusion and exclusion can be seen both from an internal or external perception. One session will be a joint session with the “Philo of Alexandria” unit, and one session will be open for papers on further research on Deuterocanonical and cognate literature.

Program Unit Chairs

Barbara Schmitz
Frank Ueberschaer

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