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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

LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The LGBTI/Queer Biblical Hermeneutics program unit invites papers for the following sessions: 1) Disability Studies, Queer Theory, and Biblical Texts. We welcome papers that explore the intersections of disability, gender, class, and race; requisite social performative dimensions of intersex, transgender and persons with disabilities; the "disabled" person as queer other, among other potential topics in relation to disability studies and queer theories. 2) Queer Futures and Pasts in Biblical Text and Interpretation. Much has been written about queer identity and time, so we invite papers exploring how these temporal associations and affects relate to and interrogate biblical texts and traditions. Among other questions, proposals could address: If queerness is marked by a rejection of future thinking, symbolized by reproduction and children, how does this intersect with biblical traditions that imagine future existences? What are the ways in which queer forms of nostalgia and backwards feeling mimic or challenge biblical remembering? Is biblical time queer time? How are queer utopias different from or consistent with those envisioned in biblical traditions? 3.) In addition to these themes, we also welcome papers on any other topics related to LGBTI/Queer biblical hermeneutics. Aside from these open calls, we will also be organizing a session, by invitation only, on the theme of Queering Paul. Questions or further inquiries about these sessions can be directed to the co-chairs, Lynn Huber, at, or Joseph Marchal, at

Program Unit Chairs

Joseph A. Marchal
Lynn R. Huber

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