What the Body Knows: Embodied Senses & Meaning-Creation in the Biblical Imagination
Special JIBS issue on the embodied senses & biblical studies
Editor Dr Meredith J C Warren invites research papers that investigate embodied senses (taste, smell, and/or touch) in biblical & non-canonical texts, with a focus on the cognitive-linguistic, biological, and metaphorical ways that senses create meaning. Scholarship on taste, smell, and touch often tends to focus on the sociological aspects of sensory experience. This issue of JIBS will encourage a cognitive approach to biblical modes of tasting, smelling, and touching in order to explore ancient religious experience. Topics that are especially welcome include cognitive linguistics, metaphor theory, affect and the senses, biological and chemical modes of sensory experience, as well as the relationship between biblical literature and the embodiment. Studies engaging with non-canonical texts are very welcome.
This call for papers emerges out of the What The Body Knows workshop of July 2020 and will include papers presented at that workshop, but also welcomes submissions from those who did not attend.
In addition, there are three paper prizes of £150 each to be awarded to accepted papers by scholars from marginalized and/or historically underrepresented groups.
Expressions of interest welcome immediately; complete papers should be submitted no later than 15 April 2021.