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Meeting Program Units

2012 Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

Meeting Begins11/16/2012
Meeting Ends11/20/2012

Call for Papers Opens: 2/8/2012
Call for Papers Closes: 3/7/2012

Requirements for Participation

Bible and Popular Culture

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 1) This unit explores and analyzes the relationship between the Bible and popular culture. It focuses on materials designed for everyday life—comic strips, advertisements, theme parks, popular music, etc. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and analyzing both the printed and visual media, presenters will explore the interaction between biblical texts and popular culture. 2) We especially invite papers for our second session that identify and analyze popular culture appropriations of the Bible in one of two areas: the 2012 presidential campaigns or the Tebowing phenomenon in athletics.

Program Unit Chairs

Linda S. Schearing
Valarie Ziegler

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