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Meeting Program Units

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

Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies Section is soliciting papers for three sessions at the 2014 Annual Meeting. (1) The first session will examine biblical discourses concerning land acquisition and use in the light of postcolonial theories. Colonial histories contain many examples of conflict over land rights, whether in resistance to imperial claims or in inter-tribal negotiations about the construal of customary rights. Papers for this session might explore such questions as the legitimacy of land acquisitions; the relevance of biblical texts to specific cases of land dispossession; or the implications of geography for postcolonial biblical interpretation, whether rural or urban. (2) The second session will be a joint program with the Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics Section that focuses on issues of labor and (im)migration within any of the countries of Asia. Papers that address these issues from a postcolonial and biblical perspective are welcome. (3) The third session will provide an open forum for papers on any aspect of the relation between postcolonial studies and biblical studies.

Program Unit Chairs

Christopher D. Stanley
Yak-Hwee Tan

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