Semeia is an experimental journal devoted to the exploration of new and emergent areas and methods of biblical criticism. Studies employing the methods, models, and findings of linguistics, folklore studies, contemporary literary criticism, structuralism, social anthropology, and other such disciplines and approaches, are invited. Although experimental in both form and content, Semeia proposes to publish work that reflects a well defined methodology that is appropriate to the material being interpreted.
Robert Detweiler is Professor Emeritus of Liberal Arts and Comparative Literature at Emory University, where he was a former director of the Institute of Liberal Arts. He is author of Breaking the Fall: Religious Readings of Contemporary Fiction, as well as numerous other books and articles.