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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

Bible and Film

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We invite proposals for three open sessions on any subject pertaining to Bible and Film (both broadly construed). All proposals should make clear how the presenter will establish a dialogue between a given film and biblical text as well as how this dialogue enriches our interpretation of each. We especially encourage proposals that pertain to recent releases such as Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, or Jordan Peele’s Nope, as well as ongoing productions such as the crowd-funded series The Chosen directed by Dallas Jenkins. We also encourage proposals that engage horror both in the Bible and in film. Please note that we expect presenters to incorporate film clips into all presentations. We are also committed to insuring diversity among our presenters as well as diversity of subject matter in terms of global cinema.

Program Unit Chairs

Brandon R. Grafius
Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch

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