Aug 09, 2020  
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog 
    
2012-2014 Theological School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BBST 703 - Readings in Hellenistic Texts: Ancient Novels–Jewish, Christian, Pagan

3 credits
A study of the historical emergence of the novel in the pluralistic cultural context of ancient Mediterranean peoples, double colonized by the culture of hellenism and the empire of Rome. Considering the effects of linguistic stylization and hybridization, irony and appropriation, the course tracks the novel’s tendency to disrupt stable boundaries between places, times, and literary genres and explores how perceptions of difference–measured across ethnicity, class, gender, cultic affiliation–are sharpened even as identity is made more complex, malleable, and permeable. Signature of instructor required for registration.



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