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2014 International Meeting

Vienna, Austria

Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014
Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014

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: 10/28/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 2/12/2014
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Postcolonial Studies

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Postcolonial Diversity

Instead of treating postcolonialism as a limited set of conceptual tools brought to the interpretation of biblical texts, this session invites papers that reflect on the diversity of postcolonial theories, practices and contexts.

Transnational comparisons may show how biblical topics relate in diverse ways, for example, to the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the formation of the state of Israel, the post-colonial politics of Burma or Hong Kong, land rights in Aotearoa/New Zealand, or religious practices in Samoa. Analysis may identify key historical problems, or suggest how postcolonial studies might inform political and economic initiatives, such as reconciliation or the negotiation of land rights.

Our session at the International SBL meeting in Argentina (2015) will be devoted to postcolonial studies in the context of the Americas.

Program Unit Chairs

Mark G. Brett
Monica J. Melanchthon
Philip Chia

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