Performance Criticism of Biblical and Other Ancient Texts (S21-138)

11/21/2011 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Room: Davidson - Renaissance Parc 55

Theme: Performance of New Testament Texts

Kathy Maxwell, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Presiding

Kelly R. Iverson, University of St. Andrews
The Redemptive Function of Laughter: Performance and the Use of Humor in the Gospel of Mark (25 min)

Amy L. Pfeister, University of Denver & Iliff School of Theology
Forsaking the Original: Multiformity of Memory and the Cry of Dereliction in Textual History (Matt 27:46; Mark 15:34) (25 min)

Break (10 min)

Dominika Kurek-Chomycz, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Performing Jesus Crucified: Gal 3:1 and 6:17 as Glimpses of Paul’s Embodied Proclamation of the Passion Narrative (25 min)

Bernhard Oestreich, Friedensau Adventist University
Calling attention to the performer's body and the effects of such a strategy on the audiences of early Christian letters (25 min)

Discussion (15 min)