Just a reminder that the SBL regional conferences are not actually too far away, as some are in February and the call for papers closes in the next 6 weeks or so. I haven’t been to a regional since 2005, so I am looking forward to it. Though these conferences are not as big of a production, that can be an advantage. Also, you don’t incur the travelling costs (especially as the Eastern Great Lakes regional is only an hour away from my home!).
My proposal will be in the area of rhetorical criticism and theological interpretation. Once I finalize my abstract, I will post it and get people’s impression.