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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

Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year we will be hosting three sessions. The first will be a jointly-sponsored session with “The Bible Theology and Post-Modernity” group (AAR) on “Reading Transfiguration.” For this session, we invite paper proposals that explore the significance of the "event" of Transfiguration in continental philosophy, biblical studies, and theology. There is the possibility of a non-traditional format for this session. The second will be a session looking specifically at “dreams” and “visions” in biblical literature. Proposals are invited that approach these texts from contemporary critical perspectives (e.g. memory theory, psychoanalytic approaches or psycho-literary methods) and/or through the lens of film, literature and media. The third session will be an open session and we invite papers on any topic where critical methods are employed to investigate biblical texts or their applications, interpretations and thematic extensions into non-biblical media (literature, film, etc.). Proposals should be submitted electronically on the SBL site. Questions may be directed to James Smith at or Andrew Wilson at

Program Unit Chairs

Andrew P. Wilson
Jamie Smith

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