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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

Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew Bible section will host two sessions in San Antonio. The first session will be a Graduate Student Workshop designed specifically for graduate students (PhD, DPhil, or ThM) working on metaphors in their dissertation or thesis research. The session is open to students working on any aspect of metaphors in the Hebrew Bible, ancient Near Eastern literature, or the New Testament. Students will have the chance to present a portion of their research, such a completed chapter or an aspect of their overall project, and then receive extensive feedback from a faculty colleague versed in the field of metaphor research. For the second session, we are seeking papers that explore approaches to research on metaphors that go beyond those commonly associated with Conceptual Metaphor Theory, including Blending Theory. Papers may draw on and/or modify past approaches (e.g., from Max Black, Paul Ricoeur, etc.) or they may point in the direction of new theories or methods. Papers should demonstrate the potential utility of these approaches for biblical research and/or the study of metaphors in ancient Near Eastern literature.

Program Unit Chairs

Ryan Bonfiglio

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