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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

LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The LGBT/Queer Hermeneutics section plans three open sessions at the 2011 Meeting.

The FIRST SESSION, cosponsored with the "Disability Studies and Healthcare in the Bible and Near East" section, seeks proposals that examine the intersections between disability theory and queer theory in relation to biblical texts and hermeneutics.

The SECOND SESSION, "Wisdom Literature through a Queer Lens," continues our genre series. For this session we encourage proposals that extend LGBT/Queer hermeneutics to the "traditional" (e.g., Job) and "arguable" (e.g., Song of Songs) wisdom texts from the ancient Near East, Hebrew Bible, Apocrypha, and Early Christian literature (e.g., the Epistle of James).

For the THIRD SESSION, "Teaching the Queer Subject in the Biblical Studies Classroom," we invite papers on the teaching of queer subjects and/or the use of queer pedagogies.

Program Unit Chairs

David Tabb Stewart
Lynn R. Huber

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