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2016 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/19/2016
Meeting Ends11/22/2016

Call for Papers Opens: 12/16/2015
Call for Papers Closes: 3/1/2016

Requirements for Participation

Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Feminist Hermeneutics of The Bible Section will offer four sessions at the 2015 Annual meeting. The first will be an open session for which paper proposals on any topic within the section's scope of concern are welcome. A second will be a session on the theme "Feminist Hermeneutics and Migration." Proposals for papers related to this topic are especially welcome this year. A third session, co-sponsored with Bible and Cultural Studies, will be a session on the theme "Apocalyptic Scripturalization, Ambiveilence, and the Utopian: Pasts and Futures of Minoritized Feminist and Womanist Criticism." Proposals for papers that consider the difference minoritized feminist and womanist voices make in reading apocalyptic literature, in light of recent publications by Lynne St. Clair Darden, Jacqueline M Hidalgo, and Shanell Smith. Are there significant shifts to be charted? What are the questions and approaches that might matter most in the next generation of biblical scholarship on/in relation to the Apocalypse? Papers on this topic are especially encouraged. A fourth session, co-sponsored with the Minoritized Criticism, will feature an invited panel reviewing Vanessa Lovelace and Gay Byron's forthcoming book, Womanist Biblical Interpretation: Expanding the Discourse (Semeia Studies, SBL, 2016).

Program Unit Chairs

Dr. Margaret Aymer
Richard D. Weis

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