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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

Christian Apocrypha

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2023 Annual Meeting, the Christian Apocrypha program unit seeks proposals for three thematic sessions and one workshop: 1) a joint session with the Corpus Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti program unit on biblical paratexts, including biblical prologues; 2) a joint session with the Syriac Studies program unit on Syriac apocrypha; 3) a session on minoritized voices in Christian Apocrypha (minoritized in terms of e.g. race, ethnicity, disability, etc.); and 4) a workshop on the production of modern translations of apocryphal literature. Because many of us regularly produce translations of apocryphal works—but rarely have opportunity to discuss the process with each other—for this workshop we invite proposals for leading a 30-45 minute discussion on any topic relating to the translation of apocryphal works. (One could, for example, pre-circulate a difficult section of an in-progress translation for group discussion; or, one might propose that we discuss pitfalls specific to translating apocryphal works; or, one might propose a discussion of best practices in the production of translations for various types of audiences.)

Program Unit Chairs

Janet Elizabeth Spittler
Lily C. Vuong

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