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Meeting Program Units

2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

Reading, Theory, and the Bible


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: Reading, Theory, and the Bible is hosting two panels at the 2019 Annual Meeting. The first will explore the possibilities afforded biblical studies by the constellation of concepts and approaches known variously as: the new materialism, speculative realism, and object-oriented ontology. We welcome papers that engage theorists such as Karen Barad, Jane Bennett, Ian Bogost, Graham Harman and others (including those, like Judith Butler, William Connolly, and Brian Massumi, whose recent works reflect similar interests) in the study of biblical texts. For our second panel we invite papers exploring any other innovative and experimental approaches to biblical studies, especially those involving recent trends in theory.

Program Unit Chairs

Jay Twomey
Robert Paul Seesengood

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