#CFP The Cultures of Reading in the Ancient Mediterranean World: Jews, Christians, Greeks, Romans

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Chris Keith shared this call for papers:


Cultures - Reading - Ancient - Mediterranean - World

“The Cultures of Reading in the Ancient Mediterranean World: Jews, Christians, Greeks, Romans”


Confirmed - Presenters - Participants

Confirmed Presenters and Participants:

Kendra Eshleman (Boston College): “Unlettered and Amateur: Early Christian Authors on the Value of Not Reading”

Chris - Keith - St - Mary - University

Chris Keith (St Mary’s University, UK): “‘In Assembly’: The Synagogue and the Construction of Christian Identity”

Rebecca Scharbach Wollenberg (University of Michigan), “The Rabbinic Notebook and the Problem of Informational Reading”

Eva - Mroczek - University - California-Davis - Fragment

Eva Mroczek (University of California-Davis), “How to Read a Fragment, Then and Now: the Partial Text in Jewish Reading Cultures”


Support - Franklin - Humanities - Institute - Duke

With the support of the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, the organizers invite short papers for a day-long workshop/conference on the theme of “The Cultures of Reading in the Ancient Mediterranean World: Jews, Christians, Greeks, Romans.” Accepted papers will also be considered for further development and inclusion in a future volume of the same title.

Who Is Eligible:

Scholars - PhDs - Classical - Studies - Religious

Scholars with PhDs in Classical Studies, Religious Studies, and related fields are eligible to propose papers to be presented at the afternoon conference session. Scholars who propose papers must be available to attend the full workshop/conference and present their papers on the afternoon of October 28, 2019 (information about travel below).

Submission Guidelines:

Please - CV - Abstract - Words - Paper

Please submit your CV and an abstract of 350–750 words clearly describing a new and original paper and its relationship to the theme of the event: Jewish and Christian reading cultures, or late ancient examples from other Mediterranean contexts. (See below for more information on the theme.) Full papers without abstracts will not be considered, and all submissions must describe work that is not already published or under contract to be published. The editors anticipate choosing approximately 4-6 submissions to be presented and discussed at the October 28 event.

Submit abstracts to Chris Keith (chris.keith@stmarys.ac.uk) by June 7, 2019. Questions can be directed to...
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