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Sci-Fi at the next SBL/AAR?

November 30, 2010

James McGrath posits possible a session at next year’s AAR/SBL on Sci-Fi and the Bible and/or religion:

I wonder how many people would be interested in there being a session on [SciFi and the Bible/religion], and if there is significant interest, how we go about making it happen. Input from those who have spearheaded the creation of new sessions, either as long-term projects or as one-off events, would be greatly appreciated (even if you aren’t a science fiction fan yourself!). But I’d also love to hear from anyone who thinks that a session on a topic like this would be a good.

Click the link and share your insights with James. I, for one, would be very interested in such a session. The Bible and pop culture really isn’t my research area, but I do have a huge file on Gilgamesh on pop culture….

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2010 9:30 am

    I am interested and seem to recall a number of such sessions in the past. Perhaps they were more AAR than SBL though…

    • November 30, 2010 12:38 pm

      In my experience mixing the Bible and pop culture has generally been verboten in the SBL. It’s an AAR thing. However, I know that many (most?) biblical scholars are huge sci-fi fans. Seems like the gravity should be there for a great session.

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