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Meeting Program Units

2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins: 11/19/2016
Meeting Ends: 11/22/2016

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: 12/16/2015
Call For Papers Closes: 3/2/2016
Requirements for Participation

Qur'an and Biblical Literature


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Call for papers: Suggested topics include but are not limited to: the Qur’an and its exegesis in comparative perspective, with particular attention to literary and historical connections between the interpretation of the Qur'an, the Bible and related traditions; the Qur’an in the context of Late Antiquity; critical approaches in Qur'anic and Biblical Studies; translating the Qur'an and the Bible; gender and sexuality in comparative perspective; inter-religious dialogue; sectarian polemics; comparative hermeneutics (traditional or contemporary); and pedagogy (engaging the Qur’an in the classroom). Prearranged panels with a set topic and invited participants will be given full consideration. An invited panel on al-Kisa’i’s “Stories of the Prophets” that will be co-sponsored by the International Qur’anic Studies Association has already been arranged.

Program Unit Chairs

Carol Bakhos
John Kaltner

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