Ideas for papers multiply like mice! New ones, barely started, crowd in beside familiar ones not yet done:
“John Albert Bengel’s Chiasmus Advocacy in English Translation of his Gnomon” was rejected by one journal. We plan to submit it elsewhere.
“Macro-Chiasmus in Luke 9:51-19:44″ remains uncompleted, awaiting new energy from the completion of other related papers.
“The Roles of Section N/N'” has a good start, but needs to simmer on low heat to sort out some issues of my compositional strategy.
“Antecedant Chiasmus in Luke 4:42-6:19″ received my most recent hours of attention, and “Antecedant Chiasmus in Luke 7:1-8:56″ is outlined, but not put to writing.
The newest research and writing idea is a way to discover chiastic awareness in Greek authors, from the ancients to those of late antiquity. I happened upon two surprises of this sort recently, and now may have a method to discover more.
But I feel so isolated in this pursuit! I want to find and attend a conference on chiasm in classical and biblical literature! Or, failing that, I masochistically imagine trying to organize just such a conference myself. I solicit your comments about the existence of such a conference.