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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

2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
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) "Epistolary Literature through a Queer Lens," which continues our genre series. We invite proposals that employ LGBT/Queer hermeneutical approaches in conversation with epistolary texts, or embedded letters, within biblical traditions (e.g. Pauline, Johannine, etc. or embedded in Judges, Esther, etc.), including cognate literature (e.g. ANE, Second Temple, Early Christian) and their reception histories. Proposals that engage the relationship between biblical traditions and contemporary "re-writings" from a queer perspective are also welcome. (2) Recognizing our location in the San Diego/Tijuana metroplex, we invite proposals that engage the SBL 2014 theme, "Labor and (Im)migration," from a queer perspective. Does Qoheleth have a queer theory of labor? How can one queer the sabbath and jubilee? Following Patton's and Sanchez-Eppler's "Queer Diasporas" (2000), how do biblical and cognate literatures offer "passports out of Eden," "migratory vices," "bitextualities," transmigrant ways to "play with the world," or "authorization at the margins"?

Program Unit Chairs

 David Tabb Stewart
 Lynn Huber

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