Salomé in Reception History: “The Veils of Salomé”

On October 9-10, 2014, the University of Rochester hosted a two-day symposium examining the reception history of Salomé.

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A number of the presentations at the symposium have been made available on YouTube.

October 9, 2014:

9:00-9:30 am
“Josephus on Salomé and Her Times”
Aaron Hughes
9:30-10:00 am
“Salomé in the New Testament and Later Christianity”
Anne Merideth
10:00-11:00 am
“From Dancing Daughter to Femme Fatale: Salome in Western Art”
Grace Seiberling
11:00 am-Noon
“Late-Medieval Music for John the Baptist and the Dancing Girl.”
Michael Anderson
Matthew Brown
1:00-1:30 pm
“A Heady History: Salomé and John the Baptist in English Literature”
Jonathan Baldo
1:30-2:30 pm
“Writing Salomé’s Dance: Mallarmé, Flaubert, Huysmans, and Wilde.”
Francoise Meltzer
2:30-3:00 pm
“Salome at the Theatre: Oscar Wilde in Paris and London”
Jean Pedersen
3:00-3:30 pm
“Staging Scandal with Salomé”
Joy Calico
3:45-4:30 pm
“P. Craig Russell and a recent interpretation of Salomé”
Emil Homerin

October 10, 2014:

“The Dance of Seduction”
Deirdre Towers
“Twisted, Tangled, and Tied Up in Knots: Finding Salomé’s Motivation to Dance Beneath the Mystique, Double Standards, and a Pile of Fabric”
Betty Jenkins and Leanne Rinelli
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Biblical Studies Online on iTunes

BSO

Our very own brand of Biblical Studies Online podcast are available on iTunes. Biblical Studies Online podcasts will be a fairly regular (hopefully 1-2 every month), about 10 minutes long,  and will cover a wide range of topics in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, early Judaism, New Testament, historical criticism, reception, and more. One notable feature will be interviews with scholars in the field and the first interviews should be uploaded in the next couple of weeks. It has genuine Biblical Studies Online artwork but there is no introductory jingle as you may have heard with other leading biblical studies podcasters.

The first podcast is on reception history and biblical studies.

In this podcast, James Crossley (University of Sheffield) introduces Biblical Studies Online podcasts and the general aims. It looks at issues of historical criticism and reception history and whether there should even be a distinction between the two.

The second podcast will be available on iTunes in the next 24 hours. It is currently available here and is on the late Tony Benn and his understanding of the Bible and religion. It ‘looks at the former Labour MP Tony Benn and his views on religion and the Bible. In particular, it looks at how Benn understood the Bible as part of a British and English socialist tradition.’

Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan on “African American Spirituals Engaging Scripture”

Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, professor of theology and women’s studies, Shaw University Divinity School, presents a lecture entitled, “Is the Pen or Collective Song more Powerful than the Sword? African American Spirituals Engaging Scripture” at Boston College, March 20, 2012.

This presentation provides an overview of African American spirituals, their connection with Scripture, and how the living and performance of these “chants of collective exorcism” served as transformative bolsters of courage and faith during the antebellum and 1960s Civil Rights Eras.  Parallels are also drawn between the spirituals and selected hip hop music.

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