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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

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 on any subject pertaining to Bible and Film (both broadly construed). The presentations should speak to biblical reception in film. While we welcome papers on popular and blockbuster films, we are particularly interested in non-Hollywood films and films that might expose political/social corruption or provoke political/social action. For a joint session with the Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible Unit, we especially welcome papers that consider theoretical approaches to biblical reception in film, constructively compare different cinematic receptions of particular texts, or engage with films outside of the Hollywood mainstream. All proposals should make clear how the presenter will establish a dialogue between a given film and biblical text as well as how this dialogue enriches our interpretation of each. Please note that we expect presenters to incorporate film clips into all presentations. We are also committed to insuring diversity among our presenters as well as diversity of subject matter in terms of global cinema.

Program Unit Chairs

Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch

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