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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

Requirements for Participation

LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: (1) We are planning a session on LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics from the Global South, and, in addition to inviting panelists, we welcome submissions from scholars from the Global South who work in LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics. (2) Our second session is co-sponsored with the Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative program unit. We invite proposals that “queer ancient fiction.” The texts included in "ancient fiction" span a wide range of time and could include narratives/texts within Second Temple / Ancient Judaism, the New Testament, and early Christianity. Papers that utilize queer theory and/or queer hermeneutics are especially encouraged. (3) Our third session is co-sponsored with Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient World. We invite proposals that consider biblical literature and the intersections of LGBTI/Queer and disabled perspectives or the connections between healthcare, disability, queerness, and transness. We encourage proposals that consider biblical studies as we continue to navigate the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on the world. (4) As always, we will hold an Open Session where scholars should feel welcome and highly encouraged to propose papers driven by any wide range of interests and topics around LGBTIA2Q+ approaches and perspectives on biblical texts, contexts, histories, reception, and politics.

Program Unit Chairs

Jimmy Hoke
Laurel W. Koepf

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