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Meeting Program Units

2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins: 11/18/2017
Meeting Ends: 11/21/2017

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: 12/19/2016
Call For Papers Closes: 3/8/2017
Requirements for Participation

Reading, Theory, and the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Reading, Theory and the Bible will jointly sponsor, with several other SBL program units, two sessions on the topic, "The Present and the Future of Biblical Studies" to mark and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the journal, Biblical Interpretation (Brill). Speakers/panelists for both sessions will be invited. We also will offer up to two additional sections whose topics are open; we welcome proposals for papers that engage contemporary theory for purposes of biblical interpretation. We would particularly encourage, for 2017, papers that address the work of Benjamin, Adorno and others of the Frankfurt School and their relationship to biblical literature or its interpretation. 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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