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Meeting Program Units

2013 Annual Meeting

Baltimore, MD

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

Note that the deadline for paper proposals is 11:59 PM (23:59) Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on the day PREVIOUS to the deadline below.


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

Qur'an and Biblical Literature


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: the Qur’an and its exegesis in comparative perspective, with particular attention to literary and historical connections between Muslim interpretation of the Qur’an and non-Muslim exegesis of the Bible and related traditions; the current state of the field of Qur’anic Studies; critical approaches to the study and analysis of the Qur’an (from both Muslim and non-Muslim perspectives); Qur’an translation; pedagogy (the Qur’an in the classroom); comparative hermeneutics (ancient, medieval, or contemporary); interfaith dialogue; sectarian polemics; gender and sexuality in comparative perspective; the Qur’an in the context of Late Antiquity. The Qur’an and Biblical Literature section plans to have four panels at the 2013 Annual Meeting, and in cooperation with the SBL Pentateuch Group we seek papers for a co-sponsored session on the Arabs in the book of Genesis. All other panels are currently open, but prearranged panels with a set topic and invited participants will be given full consideration.

Program Unit Chairs

 John Kaltner
 Michael Pregill

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