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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

Bible and Film


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite papers for one or 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 our additional sessions we seek papers that explore one of these four themes: (1) Race/Ethnicity in Bible and Film. These papers may examine the role/function of race in biblical texts and films and/or address recent films (Moonlight, Birth of a Nation, Fences, 13th) that focus on race/ethnicity. (2) Neglected biblical texts (e.g., pastoral epistles; "minor" prophets; apocryphal or extra-canonical texts). (3) Gender/Sexuality in biblical texts and films; (4) "Unusual" films such as film shorts, student films, or non-Hollywood cinema. Presenters usually have 40 minutes so that they may include 10 minutes of film clip(s) in their presentations.

Program Unit Chairs

Matthew S. Rindge

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