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Sessions on Difference at the 2012 SBL Annual Meeting

Please join us at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature for special joint sessions on hermeneutics of difference.

Difference part I

Joint Session With: Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics, Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible, Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism, Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies, Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation, Reading, Theory, and the Bible, Bible and Cultural Studies
Saturday 11/17/2012
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: W181a – McCormick Place

The first part of this session will provide an overview of hermeneutics of difference; the second part of the session will discuss primary texts, available here.

State of the Field Panel
Erin Runions, Pomona College, Presiding
Randall Bailey, Interdenominational Theological Center, Panelist (10 min)
Justine Smith, Harvard University, Panelist (10 min)
Francisco Lozada, Jr., Brite Divinity School (TCU), Panelist (10 min)
Monica Melanchthon, United Faculty of Theology, Panelist (10 min)
Ken Stone, Chicago Theological Seminary, Panelist (10 min)
Althea Spencer Miller, Drew University, Panelist (10 min)
Discussion (15 min)
Break (5 min)

Study together: come prepared to discuss these texts
Jione Havea, Charles Sturt University, Presiding
Althea Spencer Miller, Drew University, Presiding
Discussion (70 min)

Difference part II

Joint Session With: LGBT/Queer Hermeneutics, Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies, Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies, Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation, Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible, Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism, Reading, Theory, and the Bible, Bible and Cultural Studies
Saturday 11/17/2012
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: W181a – McCormick Place

The first part of this session will consider tactics for teaching concepts of “difference” to undergraduates; the second part of this session will invite discussion between graduate students and established scholars on encouraging hermeneutics of difference.

Difference and pedagogy

Jacqueline Hidalgo, Williams College, Presiding
Steed Davidson, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Panelist (25 min)
Andrew Wilson, Mount Allison University, Panelist (25 min)
Tina Pippin, Agnes Scott College, Panelist (25 min)

Encouraging hermeneutics of difference: Mentoring session

Lynn Huber, Elon University, Presiding
Melanie Howard, Princeton Theological Seminary, Presiding
James Hoke, Drew University, Presiding
Discussion (75 min)

Mentors involved in this session include Jione Havea, Charles Sturt University; Tat-siong Benny Liew, Pacific School of Religion; Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Shaw University Divinity School; Susan Hylen, Emory University; Margaret Aymer, Interdenominational Theological Center; Tina Pippin, Agnes Scott College; Michael Joseph Brown, Wabash College; Lynn Huber, Elon University; Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Saint John’s University; Erin Runions, Pomona College; and Joseph Marchal, Ball State University.