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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

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Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers:

The Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible (FHB) section will offer the following sessions at the 2020 meeting.

Open Call

FHB issues an open call for papers using feminist, womanist, Latina/x or other cognate ideological frames to read biblical texts, broadly defined. Special consideration will be given to papers that apply feminist hermeneutical methodologies to the question of gender and irony.

Latina/o and Latin American Biblical Interpretation and FHB invite papers that represent new directions in Latina/x/o studies of gender and the Bible. A few panelists will be invited, but we particularly issue a call for papers from previously underrepresented perspectives in Latina biblical studies, such as AfroLatina/x, AsianLatina/o/x, and/or LGBTQ perspectives.

Invited Panels

FHB and Biblical Hebrew Poetry present Reading Poetic Texts Disruptively. This invited panel will explore features of poetic signifying that may be deconstructed, resisted, or refigured regarding dimensions such as borderlands, embodiment, gender, indigeneity, marginality, memory, sexuality, and social hierarchy.

FHB and Women in the Biblical World present Teaching Intersectionality, an invited panel that is a follow-up to "Cultivating Womanist, Feminist, and Queer Relationships in this Neoliberal-Authoritarian Age" session at the 2019 San Diego meeting. This panel will focus on pedagogical approaches to cultivating students' awareness of intersectionality and empowering students in dialogic practices that foster relationships across perceived difference.

FHB joins Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation, Asian and Asian American Hermeneutics, and Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation to present a review of Mitzi Smith and Jin Young Choi, eds., Minoritized Women Reading Race and Ethnicity: Intersectional Approaches to Constructed Identity and Early Christian Texts.

Program Unit Chairs

Carolyn J. Sharp
Dr. Margaret Aymer

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