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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

Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We are planning three sessions calling for papers for the Baltimore meetings. FIRST SESSION: Many sections of the biblical corpus, and those traditions that stake claims to this body, reflect upon pain, trauma, torture, vulnerability, and/or abjection. Such phenomena evoke boundaries of the body or bodies-in-crisis, but they are often specifically gendered and/or eroticized as well. For this session, then, we seek papers that address and engage these concepts and practices about the body and their relations to and with biblical texts and afterlives. SECOND SESSION: In a joint session with The Archaeology of Religion in the Roman World Section, we seek paper proposals on the worship of Antinoos. This co-sponsored session concerns textual and material evidence for this new religious movement in the second century CE, and scholars working on topics related to Antinoos or ancient masculinities are particularly encouraged to submit proposals. THIRD SESSION: The third session is an open session, welcoming proposals for papers on any element of research related to gender, sexuality, and the body in the study of the bible and/or antiquity, including their various afterlives and influences. Questions or further inquiries for any of these sessions may be directed to the chair, Joseph Marchal at

Program Unit Chairs

Joseph A. Marchal

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