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Meeting Program Units

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

Bible and Popular Culture

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? No

Call For Papers: 1) OPEN: This first session invites papers that explore and analyze the relationship between the Bible and popular culture. It focuses on materials designed for everyday life—comic strips, advertisements, theme parks, popular music, etc. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and analyzing both the printed and visual media, presenters should explore the interaction between biblical text and popular culture. 2) THEMATIC: This second session invites papers that explore the theme: "Borders: Labor and Migration" (for example: Hunger Games and the districts of Panem).

Program Unit Chairs

Linda S. Schearing
Valarie Ziegler

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