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Meeting Program Units

2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

Requirements for Participation

Bible and Film

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2018 meeting, the Bible and Film section invites papers for one or two open sessions that will focus on our general interest in the critical analysis of Bible and Film. Broadly construed, such papers can take multiple forms and use diverse approaches/methods (e.g. analyzing the depiction of biblical texts, characters, or themes in film; or constructing some type of critical dialogue between films and biblical texts). Such papers should illustrate how films can illuminate biblical texts, and/or how biblical texts might illuminate films. We also invite papers for themed sessions on one or more of the following topics: (1) Monsters (or the Monstrous) in the Bible and Film; (2) Directors/Auteurs (e.g. the Coens; del Toro; Iñárritu; Aronofksy; Scorsese; Tarantino); (3) Recent Bible Films (such as the 2018 films Mary Magdalene and Paul, Apostle of Christ); (4) Resistance to Oppression (broadly construed) in biblical texts and films. Presenters are given 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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