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Amanda (Mandy) R. Morrow

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017

Amanda (Mandy) R. Morrow

PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Dissertation Title: The Poetics of Violence in the Book of Jeremiah from the Perspective of Animal Imagery.

Mandy’s research focuses on the way images of lions, horses, and scavenging animals function as a poetic (or language) for violence–particularly warfare–in the book of Jeremiah. Her approach to the text is anthropological, archaeological, linguistic, and literary, in that she combines analysis of texts through cognitive semantics and metaphor theory with an analysis of ancient Near Eastern artwork and artifacts.

Supervisors: Jeremy Hutton