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2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

Meeting Begins: 11/23/2013
Meeting Ends: 11/26/2013

Call For Papers Opens: 12/15/2012
Call For Papers Closes: 3/1/2013
Requirements for Participation

Bible and Popular Culture


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: 1) OPEN: This first session invites papers that explore and analyze the relationship between the Bible and popular culture. It focuses on materials designed for everyday life—comic strips, advertisements, theme parks, popular music, etc. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and analyzing both the printed and visual media, presenters should explore the interaction between biblical text and popular culture. 2) THEMATIC: This second session invites papers that explore and analyze the how the Bible is imaged/used in popular television programming. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and analyzing various television genres (e.g., sitcoms, documentaries, soaps, cartoons, detective, espionage, drama, news, cookery, etc.) the presenters should explore the interaction between biblical text and popular culture as evidenced in television shows. Preference will be given to presentations that focus on genres other than religious programming (e.g., televangelists, etc.)

Program Unit Chairs

 Valarie Ziegler
 Linda S. Schearing

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