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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

Islands, Islanders, and Scriptures


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We are planning an invited session and an open session. For the open session we invite proposals of [multi-media] presentations that reflect upon storm narratives, natural upheavals and/or nature's violence, in biblical canonical and extra-canonical literature. We welcome diverse perspectives and alternative orientations. In September 2012, Superstorm Sandy cut a swathe through the northern Caribbean, the Mid-Atlantic coast of the USA, and eventually spilled its wrath on the USA north eastern seaboard and neighboring states. Sandy's intensity and journey conjoined the dominant USA and the Caribbean islands in a shared experience. It exposed differing attitudes to preparation for and response to storms and natural disasters. These differences may be categorized into island-postcolonial/continent-empire inhabitant attitudes. These categories are not mutually exclusive and we anticipate papers that may represent a specific island perspective or richly mix perspectives along the continuum.

Program Unit Chairs

 Jione Havea
 Althea Spencer Miller

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