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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
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Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This unit focuses on the recovery of work by female interpreters of the Bible before the twentieth century who wrote from a variety of faith and ideological standpoints. These women will be considered in the cultural and historical contexts in which they wrote, with the intention of analyzing their neglected contributions to the study of biblical literature. We welcome papers on the following topics: Session 1) "Women, War, and Violence." This could include papers on historical women who interpreted biblical texts about war and violence; or papers dealing with how experiences of war and violence shaped the interpretative work of historical women; or papers on other subjects related to war, violence, and female interpreters prior to the early 1900s. Session 2) "Women Biblical (and Qur'anic) Interpreters Through the Centuries: Writing For and About Children." This is a joint session co-sponsored by the AAR Childhood Studies and Religion Group. For more information, contact Marion Taylor at

Program Unit Chairs

Joy Schroeder
Marion Taylor

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