ECSW Schedule 2020-2021

Christ before Pilate, from the Rossano Gospels, ca. 6th century. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

All workshop meetings will meet virtually during the Spring 2020 quarter.

Spring 2021

  • April 12 – Prof. Matthew Chalmers (Northwestern) – “Syriac Exodus, Samaritan Torah, and the Mythos of Philological Discovery.”
  • April 26 – Prof. Erin Galgay Walsh (UChicago) – “The Daughter of Ham Speaks: Noah’s Curse in the Poetry of Narsai.”
  • May 17 – Doug Hoffer (UChicago) – “A Person’s Will or a Human Covenant? Diathēkē in Gal 3:15-17.”
  • May 24 @ 12:00pm Prof. Matthijs den Dulk (Radboud University) – “Ancient Ethnic Stereotypes and Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.”

Winter 2021

  • February 1 – Tobias Scheunchen (UChicago) – “The Women Martyrs of Najran: Hagiography between Theological Dispute, Discursive Violence, and Community-Building”
  • March 1 – Prof. Carly Daniel-Hughes (Concordia) – “The Apostle of Failure: The Corinthian Letters and Paul’s Unflattering Characterization in the Acts of Thecla”
  • March 15 – David Kim (UChicago) – “Toward an Untrodden Path: A Rhetorical Analysis of Ignatius’s use of the Gospel of Matthew in Smyrn. 1”

Autumn 2020

  • November 16 – Christine Trotter (UChicago) – “Hellenistic Jewish Consolatory Rhetoric and the Destruction of Jerusalem: The Case of Hebrews.”
  • November 30 – Emily Barnum (UChicago) – “‘Beyond Ulysses’ Cunning’: Paulinus of Nola’s Poetics of Renunciation in Epistle 16 and Poem 22.”
  • December 7 – Prof. Yuliya Minets (Jacksonville State University) – “The Slow Fall of Babel: Languages and Identities in Late Antique Christianity.”