For the past three years I have been organizing a session of Christian Apocrypha at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies. Last year we began a partnership with the Canadian Society of Patristic Studies to create a joint session. Normally there is no particular theme to the session, but this year we are looking for papers that tie in to the theme of the York Christian Apocrypha Symposium to be held in September 2015. Papers on other topics are also welcome.
CALL FOR PAPERS: JOINT SESSION ON “CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA”
The theme for the session this year is Re-write, Re-use and Recycle: Transformations in the Writing of Christian Apocrypha. We are looking for papers that examine the transformation of Christian and non-Christian texts and traditions into apocryphal Christian texts – such as the Christianization of Jewish Pseudepigrapha, the Gnosticization of Jewish and Greco-Roman texts into gnostic Christian texts, elaborations and harmonizations of canonical Christian texts, and other possibilities. We welcome also papers that do not fit this theme. The session will be mounted if there are sufficient proposals (at least five). For further information on the session, contact Tim Pettipiece (email@example.com) or Tony Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Proposed titles, an abstract of approximately 100 words, and an indication of audio-visual requirements and accessibility requirements should be submitted by 31 January 2015 by email to the CSPS programme coordinator, Theodore de Bruyn (email@example.com). Please write “CSPS Proposal” in the subject line of your email. Proposals may also be sent to the CSBS programme coordinator, Zeba Crook (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The annual meeting will be held at the University of Ottawa, May 31-June 2, 2015, under the auspices of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.