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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

Reading, Theory, and the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Reading, Theory, and the Bible will host two sessions in 2016. The first will focus on eco-critical interventions in biblical studies. Papers with a strong theoretical grounding are especially welcome. We are less interested in animal studies and traditional environmental approaches than in what the recent Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism calls ‘the historicization of ecology and the ecologization of history.’ Papers theorizing the (natural) materiality of biblical texts or offering a biblical studies perspective on the environmental contexts of labor would also be of interest. The second session is open and proposals are welcome for papers that engage contemporary theory for purposes of biblical interpretation. Papers deploying digital humanities tools/methods are welcome, but they should emphasize research implications (rather than just introduce the tools/methods) in conversation with other contemporary theoretical concerns. Reading, Theory and the Bible sponsors innovative, experimental work on Bible (Bible being interpreted in the broadest sense to include all commentaries and intertexts). We exist to accommodate work that pushes the boundaries of scholarship, and we work on the assumption that questions of provenance, philology, and history are amply accommodated by other groups in the SBL. We also encourage innovative presentation.

Program Unit Chairs

Jay Twomey
Robert Paul Seesengood

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