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8. Teaching the Bible as Literature

Thursday, 5 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 308, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Lawrence Besserman, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem

Speakers: Denise Handlarski, York Univ., Keele; Kathleen F. Lundeen, Western Washington Univ.; Dale F. Salwak, Citrus Coll., CA; Gillian D. Steinberg, Yeshiva Univ., NY; Theodore L. Steinberg, State Univ. of New York, Fredonia; Wendolyn Weber, Metropolitan State Coll. of Denver

Session Description:

Courses on the Bible as literature are offered in many English and general literature departments. The pedagogical aim of this roundtable is to assist teachers of such courses in thinking through what they do, or could be doing, when they teach the Bible. How can we improve what we do when we teach the Bible as/and/in literature?


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Teaching – Literature

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