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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

LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The LGBT/ Queer Hermeneutics program unit invites papers for OPEN SESSIONS on the following topics: (1) "Narrative Literature through a Queer Lens," which continues our genre series. We invite proposals that employ LGBT/Queer hermeneutical approaches in conversation with narrative texts within the biblical traditions (e.g. Genesis, Exodus, Gospels, Acts), including cognate literature (e.g. ANE, Second Temple, Early Christian) and interpretive traditions. Proposals that engage the relationship between biblical traditions and contemporary narratives from a queer perspective are also welcome. (2) In honor of being in the home of queer icon John Waters, we also invite papers that engage "Camp and the Obscene in Biblical Traditions and Interpretation." Papers may explore how the concepts of camp and the obscene relate to or appear within biblical texts, traditions, and interpretations and/ or the ways in which camp and the obscene provide challenges to biblical texts and traditions. While not required, papers that use the work of John Waters as an interpretive lens are also encouraged. (3) For a possible book panel, we invite papers that critically discuss and/ or apply a queer lens to William R.G. Loader's 2012 work, "The New Testament on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman Era."

Program Unit Chairs

David Tabb Stewart
Lynn R. Huber

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