Bible, Critical Theory and Reception Seminar 2012!

The Bible, Critical Theory and Reception seminar

University of Leeds, 12-13th September, 2012

This seminar will be dedicated to some of the latest developments in biblical studies. Building on the success of the Bible and Critical Theory seminar and journal in the southern hemisphere, this approximate northern hemisphere equivalent will welcome papers in the general areas of critical theory, cultural studies and reception history. Reception history will be broadly understood to include the use, influence and receptions of biblical texts in all aspects of culture (e.g. film, pop music, literature, politics etc). Some time may also be dedicated to developing research grants and networks. This two-day seminar will be held in Leeds, 12-13th September, 2012. The seminar will be free, though accommodation will have to be found privately. Further details (including confirmed speakers, times and locations) will be made available on the Sheffield Biblical Studies blog in due course.

Anyone interested in presenting a paper (typically in a 30 minute slot), or would like any other further information, should contact James Crossley and/or John Lyons. Paper proposals should include a title and abstract (c. 250 words). Postgraduate students are warmly invited to offer paper proposals. The deadline for participation and call for papers is 1st August, 2012.

And if you’re an intellectual who knows what they want and moves with the times, or you just want to see what being so twenty-first century is all about, why not beg John Lyons for an invitation to join the Bible, Critical Theory and Reception Facebook page?

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2 responses to “Bible, Critical Theory and Reception Seminar 2012!

  1. Hi. I’m interested in the reception of Mary Magdalene among sex workers, am trained in sociological research, and have a theoretical interest in Butler’s theorisation of gendered subjectivity and performativity. But I confess that the Nestle-Aland apparatus is all Greek to me. Would I still be welcome to submit a proposal?

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