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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

Ideological Criticism

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: 1. THE FUTURE(S?) OF IDEOLOGICAL CRITICISM. This roundtable discussion will consider the history, significance, and future(s) of Ideological Criticism in the field of Biblical Studies. How does the intellectual history of the field locate the emergence and perpetuation of ideological criticism within biblical studies, literary studies, and philosophy? How have divergences within the various subdisciplines of inquiry (e.g., feminist criticism, queer theory, postcolonial criticism) relocated critical inquiry in helpful or fracturing ways? What is the state of field of ideology in relationship to critical methodologies more broadly? Can we still speak of “ideology” with its Marxist connotations? What are possible future(s) for ideology criticism in biblical studies? Panelists will be invited; expressions of interest are welcome. 2. INDIGENOUS/SETTLER READINGS: STORY, RELATION, LAND. This unique session is co-convened between Islanders and Ideological Criticism. Part of a year-long collaboration, this session is an opportunity for settler scholars and allies to share and collaborate with Indigenous writers and scholars. Learning from Indigenous emphases and exploring indigenous ways of knowing, our focus is on scripture as Story, rooted in Land, and expressed in Relation. Together, we will explore Indigenous and settler-colonial receptions of scripture and facilitate the creation of new, collective readings. We invite participants and attendees to consider ideologies of identity, economy, ecology, and appropriation as we gather around this three-fold theme. Panelists will be invited; expressions of interest are welcome. 3. OPEN SESSION. We welcome proposals on any dimension related to critical philosophical approaches to biblical texts and the political implications of texts in their contexts, reception and influences.

Program Unit Chairs

Christopher B. Zeichmann
Elaine James

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