Publication of a Festschrift in honor of Peter Machinist...

Publication of a Festschrift in Peter Machinist's honor, Literature as Politics, Politics as Literature. Essays on the Ancient Near East in Honor of Peter Machinist, edited by two former students from NELC, David S. Vanderhooft (Boston College, NELC Ph.D., 1996) and Abraham Winitzer (University of Notre Dame, NELC Ph.D., 2006) (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013), xxii + 562 pages).
 
The Festschrift was presented at a special session organized by Profs. Vanderhooft and Winitzer at the annual national meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore, MD, November 23, 2013. The session was entitled "The Afterlives of the Ancient Near East: Biblical and Beyond" and featured lectures by three colleagues, Prof. Jacob Lassner (Northwestern University), Piotr Michalowski (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), and Irene Winter (Harvard University), with a response from Peter Machinist.