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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.

Author Bio

Professor Fontaine is the recipient of a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology and is on sabbatical for the 2008-2009 academic year. An internationally recognized feminist scholar in Hebrew Bible, Carole Fontaine brings her expertise into the classroom with lively use of digital and art resources to make the Bible come alive. She is the author of Smooth Words: Women, Proverbs and Performance in Biblical Wisdom, and is co-editor of the biblical ‘classic’ text, A Feminist Companion to Reading the Bible: Approaches, Methods, Strategies. A long time Human Rights defender, she sits on the boards of international interfaith NGOs dealing with violence against women, especially in Muslim societies. Her most recent publication (2008) is a book on war captives and torture in biblical times, entitled With Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights. She has numerous media credits (BBC; C-Span; Discovery Channel; National Geographic, and Arts & Entertainment Networks) and serves on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Biblical Literature, Women in Judaism, and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. She is Religion Editor of the World Book Encyclopedia. Fontaine joined the faculty in 1979.