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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

Requirements for Participation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2023 Meeting, the Pseudepigrapha Section invites proposals for two featured thematic sessions and one open session. First, the Section welcomes especially proposals on Coptic and Ethiopian Pseudepigrapha for a thematic session on “Neglected Pseudepigrapha.” Second, with the Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Section, the Pseudepigrapha Section hosts a joint session on “Constructs of Ethnicity and Race in Deuterocanonical and Pseudepigraphal Texts," for which we solicit proposals. Presentations in this session should problematize ancient and contemporary categories, examine constructs (ancient and contemporary) of ethnicity and race, think about "insider" and "outsider" categories within texts, and explore the reception of these works and later perspectives, (problematic) constructs, and assumptions associated with them. Our third session will be an open session and we welcome proposals that engage the critical study of Jewish and Christian texts associated with Pseudepigrapha.

Program Unit Chairs

Kelley Coblentz Bautch
Patrick Pouchelle

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