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2011 Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA

Meeting Begins11/19/2011
Meeting Ends11/22/2011

Call for Papers Opens: 1/25/2011
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2011

Requirements for Participation

Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible

Program Unit Type: Group
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We are planning two sessions for San Francisco. FIRST SESSION: For one session we invite submissions for papers reflecting on the material embodiments of readings or performances of the Bible, particularly in contemporary practices. Papers might explore what reading practices and after-lives look like enfleshed and possibly ritualized. SECOND SESSION: For another session, we are co-sponsoring, with Bible and Cultural Studies and Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism, an invited panel on the state of the field of cultural studies in biblical studies, focused around Stephen Moore's compendium, The Bible in Theory. The panel will look at the avenues of biblical studies that Moore has charted (in terms of gender, sexuality, culture, and theory) and consider new directions they might take. Questions or further inquiries may be directed to the chair, Joseph Marchal, at

Program Unit Chairs

Joseph A. Marchal

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