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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Things that I might Say in San Diego - Le Donne

James McGrath has invited Chris, James, and I to be part of a panel discussion for the Blogger and Online Publication session at AAR/SBL. I'm not sure if Crossley will show up. He's sort of the the Axl Rose / Holy Spirit of Jesus studies; you just never know about his blow. Dr. McGrath suggested that we might leave a bit of space to discuss more recent topics. For my part I continue to be fascinated by the many changes to the peer-review process as we biblical scholars learn to navigate and exploit online media. So I might talk a bit about the climate that created Mary Magdalene's recent paparazzi.

What other recent blogger and online events warrant discussion?



Blogger and Online Publication
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Room 1 B (Upper level) - San Diego Convention Center (CC)
The session will conclude with a panel of scholars who blog (including Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne, among others), talking about key moments in the intersection of academic blogging and Biblical studies from recent months. One of the great things about blogging is that it allows discussion of Biblical studies and other academic news over the course of the year. This panel thus makes room for discussion of topics that could not be foreseen when the program was finalized in April. Expect mention of specific topics and panelists on the scholarly blogs prior to November!

James F. McGrath, Butler University, Presiding
Kimberly Majeski, Anderson University (IN)
Biblioblogging: A Bridge for Church and Academy (30 min)
James Linville, University of Lethbridge
May Contain Nuts and B.S. (Biblical Studies): The Politics of Academic Legitimacy Online and the Need to Properly Theorize the Category “@%!#*! Loonie” (30 min)
Other (90 min)

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to hear discussion on the Karen King, Gospel of Mrs. Jesus firestorm. The firestorm seemed self-consciously pleased with itself: here is what new media can do in scholarship. But I don't think we've seen this kind of broad-based blogger focus on anything since. Why not? If this sort of thing occurs so haphazardly, is it really about scholarship, or is it something else?