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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/22/2014
Meeting Ends11/25/2014

Call for Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2014

Requirements for Participation

Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We are planning two sessions calling for papers for the San Diego meeting. FIRST SESSION is jointly sponsored with the Children in the Biblical World Section: The Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible, and Children in the Biblical World sections invite papers engaging research on children, gender, and sexuality. We encourage interdisciplinary and theoretically foregrounded papers that explore the ways the constructions of childhood, gender, and sexuality are interrelated, in the biblical world, the biblical texts, or in their various afterlives and influences. SECOND SESSION: The second 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 either of these sessions may be directed to the chair, Gwynn Kessler at We will also co-sponsor a session with the Social Scientific Criticism of the New Testament Group that will consist of invited papers that center upon gender, sexuality, economics and ideology.

Program Unit Chairs

Gwynn Kessler

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