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FT-52089-04Research Programs: Summer StipendsSteven Winford HollowayVictorian Assyria and the Bible in America7/1/2004 - 9/30/2004$5,000.00StevenWinfordHolloway   American Theological Library AssociationChicagoIL60606-6701USA2004American StudiesSummer StipendsResearch Programs5000050000

The first images of Assyrian antiquities in the 1840s electrified America. While aesthetic appreciation of an uncharted antiquity played a role, most Americans dealt with news from Nineveh by opening their Bibles. I propose to study the initial "translation" of the Mesopotamian expedition narratives and objects into idioms familiar to the American public by tracing American publications of the works of A. H. Layard, and the rapid assimilation of Assyrian art reproductions in illustrated Bibles and other Bible-related media. This exercise in reception criticism utilizes concepts of Orientalism and exoticism, and endeavors to explore how preconceptions of the Middle East and biblical confirmation shaped reception of ancient Assyria.