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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

Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative section is planning four sessions at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the SBL. The first will be co-sponsored with the LGBTI/Queer Hermeneutics program unit and invites 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 other early Christian literature. Papers that utilize queer theory and/or queer hermeneutics are especially encouraged. The focus of the second session will be on “enslavement in ancient fiction.” For this session we invite proposals that examine various facets of enslavement found within ancient fiction including analysis of enslavement as metaphor, enslaved characters, enslavers, and manumission. For the final two sessions, we invite proposals on any topic related to the interests of the Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative section.

Program Unit Chairs

Christy Cobb
Eric Vanden Eykel

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