April 27, 2015 by James Crossley
Cigars and BCTR
The fifth annual 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 is broadly understood to include the use, influence and receptions of biblical texts in all aspects of what might conventionally be called ‘culture’ (e.g. film, pop music, literature, politics etc.). This two-day seminar will be held in Birmingham, 9-10th September, 2015 at the Prince of Wales pub (118 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8EE). Here is their website. The seminar will be free of charge, though accommodation will have to be found privately. Further details (including confirmed speakers, times, and accommodation tips) will be made available on this blog and the BCTR(S) Facebook page 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, 2015.
Birmingham is, of course, home to the Balti triangle.
Our American cousins may also know Birmingham from a popular media outlet where it was claimed that non-Muslims are not allowed in the city.