CFP: Blindness and Vision, Hidden and Revealed: Interpretations of Sight in Ancient Religious Texts for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

deadline for submissions: 
May 21, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Pete Steiger, Chaminade University of Honolulu
contact email: 

This session will examine how the notion of seeing and not seeing common in many classical religious texts was interpreted by ancient commentators to elaborate certain epistemological theories. We will consider why ancient interpreters from various religious traditions frequently applied the sense of sight analogously to the act of understanding. 

This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas

Any questions can be sent to the above email address.