I have it from the man himself, John Kutsko, the executive director of the Society of Biblical Literature, that the sausage carnival will proceed. John writes that he is persuaded by me ‘that the title is not simply gratuitous, but serves to make your point, express your thesis, and push boundaries’. Lots of pushing of points and so on …

The details, should you happen to be in Atlanta:


Prophetic Texts and Their Ancient Contexts
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Inman – Hyatt Regency (Atlanta)

Theme: Prophecy and Gender in the Bible and Beyond

Jonathan Stökl, University of Cambridge, Presiding
Roland Boer, University of Newcastle – Australia
Too Many Dicks at the Writing Desk, or, How to Organise a Prophetic Sausage-Fest (15 min)
Dale Launderville, Saint John’s University
Gender, Purity, and Power in Ezekiel’s Priestly Vision (15 min)
Corrine Carvalho, University of Saint Thomas
Prophecy and the Single Man: Marital Status and Gender in Jeremiah and Ezekiel (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)
Esther Hamori, Union Theological Seminary
Women and Divination in Biblical Narrative (15 min)
Martti Nissinen, University of Helsinki
Gender and Prophetic Agency in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean (15 min)
Ilona Zsolnay, University of Pennsylvania
Can the Masculine Mesopotamian King be a Feminine Vessel? (15 min)
Discussion (30 min)

The papers will be summarized, not read. The full text of the papers is available for those subscribed to the list ptac-group@mailman.srv.ualberta.ca. To subscribe to the list, go to http://www.mailman.srv.ualberta.ca/mailman/listinfo/ptac-group.

For those who don’t want to join the PTAC group, you can simply access the full paper at scribd.