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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


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Genesis Program Unit will host three sessions in 2023. (1) A session with invited presenters about the current state of scholarship on the composition of Genesis. (2) A session on the topic of Intersectionality in Genesis. For this session we welcome readings of Genesis that employ an intersectionalist approach, that is, readings that pay particular attention to intersecting or overlapping discrimination or disadvantage experienced by characters in the text, especially in the spheres of ethnicity, gender, status, and power. We also encourage the evaluation of narratives which may depict how apparent disadvantages are reversed. (3) An open session. For this session we welcome proposals on any topic related to the interpretation of Genesis. In addition to these three sessions, the Genesis Program Unit will also co-sponsor with the Pentateuch and Deuteronomy Program Units a session with invited presenters on “Women and Critical Methodologies in the Study of the Pentateuch.”

Program Unit Chairs

Theodore Hiebert

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