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Meeting Program Units

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

Bible and Cultural Studies


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Bible and Cultural Studies invites papers reflecting upon the new volume Beyond Slavery: Overcoming Its Religious and Sexual Legacies, ed. Bernadette J. Brooten (Palgrave 2010). We are especially interested in responses that consider not only the impact of the volume on cultural studies in biblical studies, but also responses that account for and consider the impact of Stony the Road We Trod, ed. Cain Hope Felder (Augsburg Fortress 1991)--on its 20th anniversary--in opening up the sorts of conversations in Beyond Slavery. The panel will also consider new directions for the study of slavery in biblical studies. In another session, we are co-sponsoring with Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism, and Gender, Sexuality and the Bible 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 avenue of biblical studies that Moore has charted and consider new directions it might take.

Program Unit Chairs

Erin Runions
Jacqueline Hidalgo

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