S25-205 Bible and Cultural Studies

11/25/2013 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Room: 307-8 - Convention Center

Theme: Memory, Orality, and Forgetting I

Joint Session With: Bible and Cultural Studies, Semiotics and Exegesis, Reading, Theory, and the Bible, Children in the Biblical World, Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, LGBT/Queer Hermeneutics, Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation, Islands, Islanders, and Scriptures, Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics, Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible, Synoptic Gospels, Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism, Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies, Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies

This session explores how particular approaches to memory, forgetting, and orality have been employed within sacred texts and as practices surrounding them and will be especially attentive to how communities negotiate memory, forgetting, and orality across dynamics of power (e.g. historical, linguistic, racial, ethnic, cultural, gender, sexual, differently-abled, human/non-human dynamics). We will examine how memory, forgetting, and orality have framed and been understood, contextualized, theorized, and practiced in the sacred text, in its interpretation, and in its political and religious uses. Co-sponsored by AAR Religion Memory and History Group; Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies; Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics; Bible and Cultural Studies; Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism; Children in the Biblical World; Islands, Islanders and Scriptures; Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion; Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Hermeneutics; LGBT/Queer Hermeneutics; Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation; Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies; Reading Theory and the Bible; Semiotics and Exegesis; Synoptic Gospels; Use Influence and Impact of the Bible.

State of the Field Panel

Althea Spencer Miller, Drew University, Presiding

Denise Buell, Williams College, Panelist (10 min)

Lynne Darden, Interdenominational Theological Center, Panelist (10 min)

Melissa Guzman, University of California, Santa Barbara, Panelist (10 min)

Daya Youming, Taiwan Theological College and Seminary, Panelist (10 min)

Mallory Hennigar, Syracuse University, Panelist (10 min)

Tat-siong Benny Liew, College of the Holy Cross, Panelist (10 min)

Discussion (15 min)

Break (5 min)

Study Together Session: Texts to be Announced

Erin Runions, Pomona College, Presiding

Justine Smith, Harvard University, Panelist

Katrina Van Heest, Tweed Academic Editing, Panelist

Discussion (65 min)