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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

Violence and Representations of Violence in Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Our section will be hosting two panels this year, one of which is an open call. The first is a book panel on Christine Luckritz Marquis' Death of the Desert: Monastic Memory and the Loss of Egypt's Golden Age (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022). For the second panel, Violence and the Abjected Body, an open call, we invite papers that consider how violence specifically targets the corporeal body, either in whole or in part. Of particular interest are papers that address: 1. the way corporeal violence is used to think with in ancient texts, 2. how violence is used to subjugate precarious bodies, 3. textual attention to pieces and parts of violated bodies, and 4. the way certain bodies (often sanctified bodies) are canvases upon which theological claims and ideas have been written. We also welcome papers on other topics related to violence and representations of violence in antiquity.

Program Unit Chairs

Jennifer Barry
Zsuzsanna Varhelyi

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