S25-302 Bible and Cultural Studies

11/25/2013 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Room: 337 - Convention Center

Theme: Memory, Orality, and Forgetting II

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

These sessions will explore how particular approaches to memory, forgetting, and orality have been employed within scriptures and as practices surrounding scriptures, and we 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 Bible, in its interpretation, and in its political and religious uses. The first half of this second session will be devoted to a pedagogy panel. Our pedagogy panel will examine how to teach memory, orality and forgetting. Our mentoring panel will have brief presentations followed by small-group discussion.

Pedagogy Session

David Tabb Stewart, California State University, Long Beach, Presiding

Lynn Huber, Elon University, Embracing Texts with LGBTQ Hermeneutics: Practice and Pedagogy (10 min)

Rebecca Raphael, Texas State University–San Marcos, Unsounding the Text: On Perceiving Audism and Its Alternatives (10 min)

Jione Havea, Charles Sturt University, Floating Scriptures & Talanoa Drifts (10 min)

Discussion (30 min)

Mentoring Session

Arminta Fox, Drew University, Presiding

Joseph Marchal, Ball State University, Presiding

James Hoke, Drew University, Presiding

Melanie Howard, Princeton Theological Seminary, Panelist (5 min)

Shanell Smith, Hartford Seminary, Panelist (5 min)

Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Drew University, Panelist (5 min)

Frank Yamada, McCormick Theological Seminary, Panelist (5 min)

Discussion (65 min)