SCRIPT will present three panels of papers at the SHARP annual meeting in Antwerp, Belgium, on the theme "Religions of the Book:
September 18, 8:30-10:00: Canonizing and Scripturalizing Iconic Books
- James Watts, Syracuse University, “Iconic Scriptures from Decalogue to Bible.”
- Michael Como, Columbia University: “Canon, Ethnicity and Kingship in Ancient Japan"
- Kristina Myrvold, Linnaeus University, “Entextualization of Sikh Texts in Religious Historiographies and Performances”
- Jonas Svensson, Linnaeus University, “The double Scripture: explaining diversity and conflict in Muslim perceptions and practices in relation to the Qur’an”
- Rachel Fell McDermott, Columbia University, “When a National Poet is a Heretic: The Collision of Literary and Religious Canons”
- Karl Ivan Solibakke, Syracuse University, “Mimesis and Poesis: Walter Benjamin’s and Vilem Flusser’s Translational Approach to Script”
- Dorina Miller Parmenter, Spalding University, “Saved by the Book: Exploring the Christian Bible as Effective and Affective Object.”
- David Ganz, University of Zürich, “Clothing Sacred Scripture: Books as Holy Objects in the Western Middle Ages.”
- Bradford Anderson, Mater Dei Institute, "'This booke hath bred all the quarrel': The Bible in Seventeenth Century Ireland"