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Meeting Program Units

2021 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/20/2021
Meeting Ends11/23/2021

Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

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 2021 Annual Meeting. The first will be co-sponsored with the AAR Religion, Affect, and Emotion Unit and will feature invited responses to Maia Kotrosits’s recently published monograph, The Lives of Objects: Material Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity. The second session will focus on the topic of “ancient fiction and pedagogy.” We invite proposals that outline creative and engaging pedagogical practices involving introducing or teaching ancient fiction in the undergraduate or graduate classroom. Depending on interest, we hope this to be an interactive section filled with practical tips for instructors in a variety of teaching contexts. For the third session, we invite proposals on any topic related to the interests of the Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative section.

Program Unit Chairs

Christy Cobb
Eric Vanden Eykel

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