P23-239 Society for Comparative Research on Iconographic and Performative Texts

11/23/2013 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Room: Grand Ballroom Salon A - Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor

Theme: Teaching Texts: Engaging Iconic and Performative Dimensions of Scripture in the Classroom

In recent years more scholars have begun to focus on the analysis of iconic and performative aspects of scripture and other culturally significant texts. Though methodologies vary, this analysis helps to open up previously unexamined dimensions of scripture that enhance and perhaps challenge the semantic uses of texts. The purpose of this panel is to demonstrate how this scholarship enters the classroom and contributes to a pedagogy of iconic and performative dimensions of scripture. Panelists will share teaching techniques that raise students’ awareness of scriptural imagery, ritual, materiality, and means of production through hands-on classroom activities.

James Watts, Syracuse University, Introduction (5 min)

Yohan Yoo, Seoul National University, Heuristic Scripture: Grasping the Significance of Scripture in the Life of Adherents (15 min)

Song-Chong Lee, University of Findlay, Mapping the Gohonzon (15 min)

Jason Larson, Hotchkiss School, Scripting Icons (15 min)

Dorina Miller Parmenter, Spalding University, Materiality and Orality of the Gospels (15 min)

Sarah Schwarz, Colorado College, Students as Scribes (15 min)

David Dault, Christian Brothers University, Forensic Material Scriptural Analysis (15 min)

S. Brent Plate, Hamilton College, Respondent (15 min)

Discussion (40 min)