IQSA welcomes proposals for papers at our 2014 conference in San Diego under one of five program units. (See here for a complete listing). This week’s program unit highlight features “Linguistic, Literary, and Thematic Perspectives on the Qur’anic Corpus.”
This program unit will provide a forum for the study of the Qur’an from a literary standpoint. Its chairs are Anne-Sylvie Boisliveau and Sarra Tlili. They welcome papers for the San Diego meeting that seek to: examine the structure of passages or entire surahs; analyze the plot, characterization, themes, and voice in Qur’anic narrative; investigate the Qur’an’s use of particular literary devices; study the interplay between sound and meaning; explore literary motifs specific to each type of Qur’anic discourse; and so forth.
“Linguistic, Literary, and Thematic Perspectives on the Qur’anic Corpus” will host two panels at the 2014 IQSA meeting. As the Call for Papers outlines:
- “The first panel will be dedicated to the emerging field of Semitic Rhetoric/Ring Composition theory. We invite proposals for papers that study the Qur’an as an oral text, highlight the ring structure of Qur’anic passages or surahs, and consider if/how this structure imparts meaning or creates any type of impact. Proposals that evaluate the usefulness and applicability of this theory to the Qur’an are also welcome.”
- “The second panel seeks proposals on all other aspects of the linguistic, literary, argumentative, and thematic approaches of the Qur’an mentioned above.”
Proposals should include a title and an abstract of approximately 400 words. For more information see here.
Important Notes about Proposing a Paper for IQSA 2014
* IQSA is an independent learned society, although our meeting overlaps with those of SBL and AAR. In order to attend IQSA 2014, membership in IQSA and registration for the SBL/AAR conference will be necessary. (The first day of the IQSA conference, however, will be open to the general public).
* All interested students and scholars may submit a proposal through SBL’s website, here. Scroll down to the “Affiliate” section, then click on the chosen IQSA program unit name. [Look in particular for the “(IQSA)” indication at the end of the unit titles]. Instructions for those with and without SBL membership can be found by clicking through to these individual program unit pages.
* Details on low-cost membership in IQSA will be published on the IQSA blog in Spring 2014. Make sure you are subscribed!
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