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2021 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/20/2021
Meeting Ends11/23/2021

Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

Requirements for Participation

Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We will hold two sessions and co-sponsor two others: (1) For one session, held jointly with Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible, we 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 welcome papers from previously underrepresented perspectives in Latina biblical studies, such as AfroLatina/x, AsianLatina/o/x, and/or LGBTQI+ perspectives. (2) A second session, scheduled originally for the 2020 meeting, places Latinx and Latin American biblical studies in conversation with Latin American and Latinx studies. Proposals were accepted last year and so we are not accepting additional proposals. (3) We are happy to co-sponsor Minoritized Criticism's session on the "Anointing Women" and the "Etceteras" of the Gospel for the SBL 2021 Annual Meeting. For this invited panel, we ask scholars to imagine interpretations of: the woman who anointed Jesus (Mark 14:3-9); the women who followed Jesus from a distance (Mark 15:40-41; 47); and/or the women who came to anoint Jesus in the tomb (Mark 16:1-8) from the perspective of Latinx, decolonial, women of color feminist, activist experiences. Following Gale Yee's 2019 SBL Presidential Address "Thinking Intersectionally: Gender, Race, Class, and the Etceteras of our Discipline," we look to be in conversation with intersectional readings of these texts or of others that foreground "the etceteras" of the gospel in context with women of color feminist and queer activism (e.g. Black Lives Matter). (4) We are also co-sponsoring "Talking with the President" - This session is hosted by Asian and Asian American Hermeneutics. An invited set of panelists will respond to the 2020 Presidential address by Adele Reinhartz.

Program Unit Chairs

Gilberto A. Ruiz
Jacqueline Hidalgo

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