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Meeting Program Units

2017 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/18/2017
Meeting Ends11/21/2017

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2016
Call for Papers Closes: 3/7/2017

Requirements for Participation

Bible and Popular Culture


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This unit explores and analyzes the relationship between the Bible and popular culture. It focuses on materials designed for everyday life: comic strips, advertisements, theme parks, popular music, etc. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and analyzing both the printed and visual media, presenters will explore the interaction between biblical text and popular culture. We especially seek papers that address theoretical approaches to interpreting the Bible and popular culture, specific pedagogical practices on the Bible and popular culture that are working well for presenters in the classroom, as well as hands-on demonstrations of material culture (such as games or museum exhibits). In addition, we invite proposals related to any other aspect of the Bible and popular culture.

Program Unit Chairs

Linda S. Schearing
Valarie Ziegler

Propose a Paper for this Program Unit

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