Wednesday, June 02, 2010

SBL Annual Meeting 2010 Program Book Online

The SBL Annual Meeting 2010 in Atlanta, GA now has its Preliminary Program Book available.  It is traditional on these occasions for bloggers going to the SBL to outline their participation in the program and here are the two sessions I am speaking in:

Ideological Criticism
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Theme: Panel Review of James Crossley's "Jesus in an Age of Terror"

Randall Reed, Appalachian State University, Presiding

Mark Goodacre, Duke University, Panelist (25 min)
Zeba Crook, Carleton University, Panelist (25 min)
William Arnal, University of Regina, Panelist (25 min)
Roland Boer, University of Newcastle, Australia, Panelist (25 min)
James Crossley, University of Sheffield, Respondent (30 min)


Finding Your “Niche” in Biblical Scholarship
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Theme: Hosted by the Student Advisory Group

The session will be geared as a way to help graduate students find their voices as budding scholars. Often students, at both the master’s and doctoral level, have a difficult time discerning precisely the direction in which to take their scholarship. They have a passion for a general area of biblical studies or a related field, but they have not been able to find a particular focus for themselves. While any scholarly career will obviously have many twists and turns, this session is meant to address the need to find that initial “starting gate.” In order to help bring some clarity, this panel of experienced scholars will share some of their own insights (with the benefit of hindsight) in an autobiographical way.

Patrick George McCullough, University of California-Los Angeles, Presiding
Christopher B. Hays, Fuller Theological Seminary, Panelist (10 min)
Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, Princeton Theological Seminary, Panelist (10 min)
Dale B. Martin, Yale University, Panelist (10 min)
Mark Goodacre, Duke University, Panelist (10 min)
April DeConick, Rice University, Panelist (10 min)
Paula Fredriksen, Boston University, Panelist (10 min)
Discussion (90 min)


Loren Rosson III said...

Much looking forward to the first one, and a great selection of panelists.

Mark D Letteney said...

Got it on my calendar, looking forward particularly to the "Finding your Niche" session.