Pairing Research Questions and Theories of Genre: A Case Study of the Hodayot

Pairing Research Questions and Theories of Genre: A Case Study of the Hodayot © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156851710X513548 Dead Sea Discoveries 17 (2010) 270–288 brill.nl/dsd Pairing Research Questions and Theories of Genre: A Case Study of the Hodayot Carol A. Newsom Emory University, Atlanta cnewsom@emory.edu Abstract No single model of genre is adequate to inform all types of research questions. In this article six approaches to genre are briefly described. Then each is discussed in relation to how it has been or might be used in investigating the Qumran Hodayot. Keywords Qumran; Hodayot; genre; genre systems; form criticism; literary theory; family resemblance; cognitive approaches to literature This article has its origin in a very specific pedagogical moment. A gra- duate seminar in the book of Daniel was discussing Lawrence Wills’s treatment of court stories 1 during a session focusing on “the genre of Daniel 1–6.” The discussion was not going well. Students were becoming dismissive of Wills’s analysis of court stories. “He’s just throwing together everything that has a king and a wise courtier in it! That’s not helpful!” I stopped the discussion and asked members of the class to say what they understood by the term “genre.” It turned out that there were several not entirely compatible http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dead Sea Discoveries Brill

Pairing Research Questions and Theories of Genre: A Case Study of the Hodayot

Dead Sea Discoveries, Volume 17 (3): 270 – Jan 1, 2010

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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156851710X513548 Dead Sea Discoveries 17 (2010) 270–288 brill.nl/dsd Pairing Research Questions and Theories of Genre: A Case Study of the Hodayot Carol A. Newsom Emory University, Atlanta cnewsom@emory.edu Abstract No single model of genre is adequate to inform all types of research questions. In this article six approaches to genre are briefly described. Then each is discussed in relation to how it has been or might be used in investigating the Qumran Hodayot. Keywords Qumran; Hodayot; genre; genre systems; form criticism; literary theory; family resemblance; cognitive approaches to literature This article has its origin in a very specific pedagogical moment. A gra- duate seminar in the book of Daniel was discussing Lawrence Wills’s treatment of court stories 1 during a session focusing on “the genre of Daniel 1–6.” The discussion was not going well. Students were becoming dismissive of Wills’s analysis of court stories. “He’s just throwing together everything that has a king and a wise courtier in it! That’s not helpful!” I stopped the discussion and asked members of the class to say what they understood by the term “genre.” It turned out that there were several not entirely compatible

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Published: Jan 1, 2010

Keywords: cognitive approaches to literature; genre; genre systems; Qumran; family resemblance; form criticism; literary theory; Hodayot

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