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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

Writing/Reading Jeremiah

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Writing/Reading Jeremiah group serves as a space for new readings and constructions of meaning with the book of Jeremiah “this side” of historicist paradigms and postmodernism. We welcome all strategies of reading Jeremiah that seek to reconfigure, redeploy, and move beyond conventional readings of Jeremiah. Our manifesto: not by compositional history alone, nor biographical portrayal alone, nor their accompanying theological superstructures; rather, we seek interpretation from new spaces opened for reading Jeremiah by the postmodern turn. In 2023, the Writing/Reading Jeremiah section will have three opportunities to engage with Jeremiah scholarship. The first opportunity will be an open call in which we invite established and emerging Jeremiah scholars to present papers that align with this group’s “manifesto” as outlined in the preamble to this Call to Papers. Papers can also be proposed that align with the broad themes and conversations detailed in the other two opportunities below. A second opportunity offers a reassessment of Walter Brueggemann’s Prophetic Imagination as a means to evaluate and honor Dr. Brueggemann’s over 60 years to the field of prophetic studies. The third opportunity consists of an engaged conversation around the recent publication of Christl Maier’s and Carolyn Sharp’s respective commentaries on Jeremiah for the International Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament, both were published by Kohlhammer in 2022 (Christl on Jeremiah 1-25 in German, to be translated into English, and Carolyn on Jeremiah 26-52 in English, to be translated in German). During this interview style session, the authors will share with us their journey in writing a commentary with sustained attention to challenges and opportunities for feminist, postcolonial, and queer readings. This session is co-sponsored by the Feminist Hermeneutics section.

Program Unit Chairs

Juliana L. Claassens
Steed Vernyl Davidson

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