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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

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: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
Requirements for Participation

Bible and Film

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 1) We invite papers for one open session dealing with the critical analysis of Bible and Film. Broadly construed, such analysis may take multiple forms and use diverse approaches (e.g., examining the use of the Bible in Film; constructing a critical dialogue between film(s) and biblical texts; utilizing film theory to enrich our understanding of films and biblical texts). 2) We invite papers for a thematic session on Cinematic Auteurs. Papers might (a) examine the specific stamp or mark of a given auteur; or (b) show how auteurs (and auteur theory) illuminates films and/or biblical texts. 3) We invite papers for a thematic session focusing on Latin American Films/Filmmakers. Given the location in San Diego and the theme of "Labor and Migration," we are especially interested in papers that address issues related to labor, migration, and (the crossing of) borders. For each session, presenters are given 35-40 minutes to accommodate the use of film clips, which the unit encourages, in their presentations.

Program Unit Chairs

Matthew S. Rindge

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