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The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible.
Meeting Program Units

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

LGBT/Queer Hermeneutics


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The LGBT/ Queer Hermeneutics program unit invites papers for OPEN SESSIONS on the following topics: (1) "Narrative Literature through a Queer Lens," which continues our genre series. We invite proposals that employ LGBT/Queer hermeneutical approaches in conversation with narrative texts within the biblical traditions (e.g. Genesis, Exodus, Gospels, Acts), including cognate literature (e.g. ANE, Second Temple, Early Christian) and interpretive traditions. Proposals that engage the relationship between biblical traditions and contemporary narratives from a queer perspective are also welcome. (2) In honor of being in the home of queer icon John Waters, we also invite papers that engage "Camp and the Obscene in Biblical Traditions and Interpretation." Papers may explore how the concepts of camp and the obscene relate to or appear within biblical texts, traditions, and interpretations and/ or the ways in which camp and the obscene provide challenges to biblical texts and traditions. While not required, papers that use the work of John Waters as an interpretive lens are also encouraged. (3) For a possible book panel, we invite papers that critically discuss and/ or apply a queer lens to William R.G. Loader's 2012 work, "The New Testament on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman Era."

Program Unit Chairs

 David Tabb Stewart
 Lynn Huber

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SBL membership is required to participate in the meeting. In its efforts to foster biblical scholarship and to facilitate mutual cooperation among colleagues, SBL offers reduced membership rates to individuals from certain countries through the Society's International Cooperation Initiative (ICI). Individuals in these countries may pay the reduced fees of $15 for full membership and $10 for student membership. If you are a not a member of SBL but live or work in an ICI country and are interested in participating in the meeting, please consider becoming an ICI member.

For all other persons wanting to propose a paper, you must communicate directly with the chair of the program unit to which you want to propose. Chairs have the responsibility to make waiver requests, and their email addresses are available above. SBL provides membership and meeting registration waivers only for scholars who are outside the disciplines covered by the SBL program, specifically most aspects of archaeological, biblical, religious, and theological studies.

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