“The Gospel of John as Genre Mosaic”, Aarhus University, Denmark, 23-26 June 2014

Posted: March 24, 2014 in General

Aargus 1General Theme: “The Gospel of John as Genre Mosaic”

Aarhus University, Denmark
June 23–26, 2014
The Student House Conference Center, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4

Monday, June 23 (Venue: Preben Hornung Stuen)
John and Genre: Toward New Form Criticisms
3:00–4:00 p.m Arrival. Coffee/tea.
4:00–4:45 p.m Kasper Bro Larsen (Aarhus), “The State of Research on John and Genre—and Where New Paths may Lead Us.”
4:45–5:00 p.m Break
5:00–6:30 p.m Key note address: Harold Attridge (Yale), “The Fourth Gospel: Does Genre Matter?”
6:30–8:30 p.m Dinner
8:30– p.m. Sankthansaften (St. John’s Eve/Midsummer) at the bonfire by the sea (‘Den Permanente”)

Tuesday, June 24 (Venue: Preben Hornung Stuen)
The Gospel of John in light of Genre Theory
09:00–10:00 a.m. Sune Auken (Copenhagen), “Reading through Genre: Interpretation and Contemporary Genre Studies.”
10:00–10:15 a.m. Coffee/tea
10:15–11:15 a.m. Gerhard van den Heever (University of South Africa), ‘Always Historicize!’ Genre is not a Natural Object:
Communication Conventions and Theorising the Social Location of the Gospel of John.”
11:15–12:15 p.m. Ole Davidsen (Aarhus), “The Lover, the Lord, and the Lamb: The Gospel of John as a Mixture of Spiritualized
Narrative Genres.”
12:15–1:30 p.m. Lunch break

The Mosaic as a Whole: The Gospel of John in the History of Early Christian Gospel Literature
1:30–2:30 p.m. Colleen Conway (Seton Hall), “Genre and Gender: Revisiting the ‘Woman Question’ after Masculinity Studies.”
2:30–3:30 p.m. Jason J. Ripley (St. Olaf College, Minn.), “The Social Implication of the Genre of Biography for the Gospel of John.”
3:30–3:45 p.m. Coffee/tea
3:45–4:45 p.m. Eve-Marie Becker (Aarhus), ”What about John? The Fourth Gospel and the Current Debate on Early Christian
Historiography”
4:45–5:45 p.m. Hans Förster (Vienna), “The Use of Literary Devices and the Genre(s) of the Fourth Gospel”
6:00–7:00 p.m. Quick Dinner
7:00–8:00 p.m. George Parsenios (Princeton), “The Silent Spaces Between Narrative and Drama.”

Wednesday, June 25 (Venue: Meating Hall II)
The Tiles of the Mosaic I: Genre Readings in John 1–12
09:00–10:00 a.m. Michael Labahn (Halle), “A Narrow Gate to the Johannine Gospel? Rethinking the Relationship Between the
Johannine Prologue and the Gospel of John.”
10:00–10:15 a.m. Coffee/tea
10:15–11:15 a.m. Douglas Estes (Phoenix), “Rhythm, Rhetoric and Circumstance: The Impeccable Prose of the Prologue of John”
11:15–12:15 p.m. Ruth Sheridan (Charles Sturt, Australia), “Virtual Embedded Narratives in the Johannine Prologue: The Question of
Genre.”
12:15–1:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:00–2:00 p.m. George van Kooten (Groningen), “Heraclitus’ Axiom of Apollo ‘neither Telling nor Conceiling, but Signifying’:
Reading John Against the Background of Plutarch’s “The Oracles at Delphi No Longer Given in Verse”—An Ancient
Semiotic Interpretation of John’s “Signs” (σημεῖα), “Dark Speech” (λόγος σκληρός), and “Figures of Speech”
(παροιμίαι).”

2:00–3:00 p.m. Johnson Thomaskutty (Pune, India), “The Use of Dialogue as a Literary Genre in the Book of Signs.”
3:00–3:15 p.m. Coffee/tea
3:15–4:15 p.m. Tyler Smith (Yale), “Characterization and the Genre of John”
4:15–6:15 p.m. Visit to Our Lady’s Church in downtown Aarhus / Aros: Aarhus Museum of Art
6:15–7:00 p.m. Quick Dinner downtown
7:00–8:00 p.m. Bernhard Lang (Paderborn), “Lazarus, Come Out! Hidden Meanings in a Johannine Miracle Story (John 11).”
8:00–9:00 p.m. David Svärd (Lund), “John 12:1-8 as a Royal Anointing Type-Scene.”

AarhusThursday, June 26 (Venue: Meating Hall II)
The Tiles of the Mosaic II: Genre Readings in John 13–21
09:00–10:00 a.m. Troels Engberg-Pedersen (Copenhagen), “A Question of Genre: John 13-17 as Paraklesis.”
10:00–10:15 a.m. Coffee/tea
11:15–12:15 p.m. Gitte Buch-Hansen (Copenhagen), “The Farewell Speeches as Liturgical Texts: A Phenomenological Approach to the
Problem of Johannine Sacramentality.”
12:15–1:30 p.m. Lunch break
1:30–2:30 p.m. Meredith Warren (Ottawa), “The Cup Which the Father has Given: Divine-Mortal Antagonism and the Christological
Implications of Genre.”
2:30–3:30 p.m. Christoph O. Schroeder (Hamburg), “Jesus, Caiaphas and Pilate in John’s Passion Narrative.”
3:30–3:45 p.m. Coffee/tea
3:45–4:45 p.m. Kasper Bro Larsen (Aarhus), “The Recognition Scenes and Epistemological Reciprocity.”
4:45–5:45 p.m. Carl Johan Berglund (Uppsala), “History Intended to be Interpreted Spiritually: Genre Expectations and Genre
Reflections of Origen of Alexandria in his Commentary on the Gospel of John.”
5:45–6:00 p.m. Break

6:00–7:00 p.m. Final Debate. Moderator: Kasper Bro Larsen (Aarhus)
7:00 p.m.– Dinner and symposium with farewell discourses

For more details go here: http://nt.au.dk/the-gospel-of-john-as-genre-mosaic/

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