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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

Bible and Film

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite papers for two open sessions 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/or biblical texts). For the second open session, special consideration will be given to papers that address one of the following: "non-traditional" film formats (live-film, animation, short films, etc.); auteurs; genres; Gender and Sexuality; Migrations and Borders. Note: Papers in our sessions are typically forty minutes in length so that presenters can incorporate about ten minutes for showing film clips. Each paper is followed by a ten minute discussion. Two other sessions (one co-sponsored with Bible and Popular Culture) will review recent books on Bible/Film.

Program Unit Chairs

Matthew S. Rindge

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