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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

Israelite Prophetic Literature

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Israelite Prophetic Literature section will sponsor four sessions in 2023 and now accepts proposals: (1) In this open session, WE ARE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS with papers on a broad range of topics dealing with prophetic literature. Papers that fall within the scope of this year’s themes in our joint sessions may also be presented here. (2) WE ARE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS. In this year’s joint session amongst the “Comparative Method in Biblical Studies,” “Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Bible,” and “Israelite Prophetic Literature” units, we are exploring the theme: Divine Bodies in Sacred Texts, Iconography, and Traditions. We invite proposals that examine how divine bodies are constructed or represented in prophetic texts as self-presentations in comparison/contrast to how they function in ancient Near Eastern or various religious texts, iconography, or traditions, as well as within contemporary contexts. This session will include both invited and proposed papers. (3) Panelists for this session will be invited. This session will be a review of Francis Landy’s new book: Poetry, Catastrophe, and Hope in the Vision of Isaiah. The culmination of decades of research, one of the finest critics of biblical poetry writing today casts an eye on Isaiah that has a quality all of its own. This session will be co-sponsored with the Formation of Isaiah, Israelite Prophetic Literature, and Biblical Hebrew Poetry program units. (4) Panelists for this session will be invited and is co-sponsored with the Writing/Reading Jeremiah unit. In honor of the 45th anniversary of the publication of the Prophetic Imagination as well as Dr. Walter Brueggemann’s 90th birthday, this panel will gather Conrad L. Kanagy, author of a forthcoming biography of Brueggemann (Fortress), alongside colleagues and former students who were interviewed for the biography as well as scholars reflecting on the impact of his work.

Program Unit Chairs

Jina Kang
Hyun Chul Paul Kim

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