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2019 International Meeting

Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy

Meeting Begins7/1/2019
Meeting Ends7/5/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 10/31/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 1/30/2019

Requirements for Participation

Postcolonial Studies


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This year the Postcolonial studies unit is planning two sessions: Session 1: “Postcolonial and Decolonial Readings” We welcome papers on postcolonial methodologies in the study of biblical discourses and colonial histories – beginning with doctrines of discovery and extending to the neo-colonial reach of capitalism. Session 2: "Postcolonialism, Empire, and the Dead Sea Scrolls" The Qumran and Dead Sea Scrolls program unit and the Postcolonial Studies program unit are hosting a joint session, for which we welcome papers on any aspect of postcolonialism as it might relate to the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Topics might include relevant aspects of the larger discourse surrounding the episteme of empire such as the bifurcation into separate essentialized components (viz., "empire" and "colony"), the sociological aspects of Scrolls scholarship as they relate to power dynamics, and papers that introduce reading strategies like contrapuntal analysis.

Program Unit Chairs

Mark G. Brett
Monica J. Melanchthon
Philip Chia

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