The following people have identified themselves as doing research or performance related to Biblical Performance Criticism.

Biblical Performance Criticism has 189 registered members
aspencer
Drew Theological School

Its intersections with orality theories within NT criticism.

Academic
ekstenson
Nursing Home & Sunday Preaching
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Performer
estern
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Dr. Stern's current research focuses on the transmission and reception of biblical texts in early Jewish settings. She is particularly interested in the ways in which the torah that is transmitted by rabbis and teachers, and received by Jewish audiences, is and always has been far more expansive and variegated than the written texts themselves.

Academic
msteussy
Christian Theological Seminary

My interest in performance criticism has developed at the intersection of a prior specialization in literary approaches to the Hebrew Bible, a knack for verbatim performance of biblical stories (in English and sometimes in Hebrew), a fascination with "difficult" stories, and a strong desire to get students (and others who interact with the Bible) to respond humanly to it rather than retreating into the extraction of "lessons."  I have been involved with the Network of Biblical Storytellers' Seminar group from its inception, and to a lesser extent with the BAMM group.  At the moment, I am especially interested in how the "authority" of the Bible changes character when stories are told informally in communal settings (which allow accenting according to group histories and inside jokes, and open reaction and response) rather than told "at" an audience in formal settings where there is a clear distinction between performer and audience.  Although I often do verbatim biblical storytelling, I find myself increasingly balancing it with ancient and modern midrashim that give neglected characters voice and that challenge commonly accepted interpretations (do we REALLY admire Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son?).

Academic, Performer
andysum
Newman University

I am undertaking a MRes project on the nature of an early church reading event. Specifically I am researching the function of authority into the group setting from the perspective of authorial compositon (including the use of scripture in NT writings), the role of the reader/deliverer of the text and the interaction with the hearers/users of the text.

Academic
jsundersingh
United Bible Societies - Asia Pacific

Dr. Julian Sundersingh's training and work experience, over the past three decades, have been in the field of Christian communication using media. His Ph.D. dissertation (1999) was in the area of communicating biblical Scriptures to non-literates in appropriate media formats. He developed a conceptual framework in this study taking into account the available knowledge on orality and spoken language.

He is presently helping the Bible Societies in the Asia Pacific Area develop appropriate Scripture materials in audio and video formats. He is the coordinator for a Literacy Symposium to be held in April 2009 for the benefit of several Bible Societies on a global level.

He also teaches research and helps the Bible Societies with their research projects.

Academic
rswanson
Augustana College

If the gospels are sheet music, recorded cues for embodied performance, what happens when you perform them and don't just read them silently? For the past several years, I have been working with a team of actors to answer that question. I am presently at work on Provoking the Gospel of John: A Storyteller's Commentary, for the Pilgrim Press.

Academic, Performer
jcolinsykes
Bethel

Would like to pursue a PhD that combines historical, narrative, and performance criticism on the Gospel of Mark.

Academic
Symes66
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

I work on the textual tarnsmission and reception of performance practices in medieval Europe and Byzantium -- not only the performance of drama,liturgy,music,poetry,narrative but also of legal, social, political transactions.  I have also published widely on the transmission/reception of ancient drama.

I trained for the theatre at the Bristol Old Vicand am a member of Actors' Equity.

Academic, Performer
TedeNillhenda
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tthatcher
Cincinnati Christian University

Orality, Social Memory

Academic
Ken
United Bible Societies
Orality, translation, 1 Peter
Academic
kyleathomas
University of Illinois
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Academic, Performer
tolyatobia
Rutgers University
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Academic, Performer
quitab21
Equippers City Church
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Performer
ptowner
American Bible Society
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Academic
dtrobisch
Independent

David Trobisch taught New Testament in Germany and the USA for 25 years. He was born if Africa, a continent of storytellers, and now works as and independent scholar. His specialty is helping groups perform a letter of Paul. If the Word of God is not heard, God is silent. Together with Richard Ward he authored "Bringing the Word to Life" (Eerdmans, 2013) a book on storytelling and interpreting the Bible.

Academic
jtur-76
SIL

A relative "newbie" to performance criticism, I am facinated by its potential applications to translation, among other things. Although I have not yet done a performance of a biblical portion, I hope to do so soon (likely the Sermon on the Mount).

Academic
hutzschneider
Augustana-Hochschule Neuendettelsau
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Academic
louis
UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA

I 'tell' the preaching text each Sunday during worship

Performer
Ben van Veen
Vrije Universiteit

I am writing my dissertation on Paul, Oral performance and Galatians. So, I hope to be inspired with regard to, and be able to inspire by means of my research. The provisional title of my diss is: Detextualizing Paul. The modern reader and the letter: beween oral performance and text. An approach, exemplified by Gal 2 and 3. The main structure of my research is comprised of fundamental questions on the phenomenon of 'text'. I found this website because of Larry Hurtado's recent (opposing) article in NTS (june '14). Do I hear from you? Greetings, Ben

Academic
Gary Vencill
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Performer
voelzj
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Author of commentary on the Gospel of Mark and director of performance of the Gospel of Mark done by 6 professors and pastors (myself included) associated with Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, since 2013.  Strong research and teaching commitment to hermeneutics, including interpretive challenges and opportunities of oral performance.

Academic, Performer
Walker428
St. John's College

I am interested in performance criticism from a historical and missiological standpoint. As an academic I am interested in orality and literacy as they pertain to discipleship. As one engaged in church work I am interested in performance to engage contemporary audiences.

Academic
honeybee2009
N/A
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RichardFWard51
Phillips Theological Seminary

I have written a book with David Trobisch to be published January 2013 using the concepts and methods of performance criticism for teaching New Testament, preaching, and performance of texts

Academic, Performer
ewendland
United Bible Societies

Dr. Wendland's new book is Proclaiming the Scriptures in Translation: An Oral-Rhetorical Approach for Analyzing and Communicating the Word of God, With Special Reference to Several New Testament Epistles. The Edwin Mellen
Press.

Academic
westt
Western Theological Seminary

I was introduced to performance criticism about 6 years ago and it changed the way I read the Bible.

I wrote my masters thesis on p-c, applying it to the narratives of the OT, particularly the first chapter of Jonah.

I teach a course in which we memorize, block out, and eventually perform a biblical narrative in worship, in Hebrew. It has enriched the lives of the students, and is beginning to transform the institution, as well as the way our students engage with the Word of God.

I am hoping to pursue a PhD in Old Testament that incorporates performance, narrative, and historical criticism in a study of the Elisha cycle in 2 Kings 2-9.

Academic, Performer
mike.whitenton
Baylor University

I'm writing on rhetorical Christology in the Gospel of Mark in a performative context.

Academic
bobw
Unit Reformed Theology, NWU (RSA)

Working in a semi-literate culture in South-Africa, I am interested to learn more about Performance Criticism to assist me in my classes teaching Old Testament to African students on grassroor level. 

Academic, Performer