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Call for Papers: Orange is the New Bible – 19 February 2016

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Orange is the New Bible Symposium
19 February 2016
University of Sheffield

An interdisciplinary conference for undergraduate and postgraduate students exploring the Bible and the cult Netflix TV series, Orange Is The New Black.

We especially welcome papers from undergraduates, postgraduates and Early Career Researchers on the following interdisciplinary themes:

  • Orange is the New Black and the Bible – 15 minute format
  • The Bible, counter culture and television – 5 minute/20 slide format
  • Orange is the New Black and culture – 5 minute/20 slide format

Each paper will be followed by 5 minutes for questions.

Furthermore, we would like to invite poster presentations on any of the above themes.

Please submit a title and abstract (max 300 words) to Jo Merrygold (University of Sheffield) and Lucy Skerratt (Kings College London) to oitnbible@gmail.com by 23:59 on 3 January 2016. Please specify whether you are submitting a poster, a paper, or both. All applicants will be informed of the outcome by 10 January 2016. Expressions of interest in further Orange is the New Bible projects are also welcome.

Further information about the conference will follow.

About Jo and Lucy:

Jo Merrygold
Twitter: @Jo_Merrygold | Email: j.merrygold@sheffield.ac.uk
Jo is a WRoCAH AHRC funded English Literature PhD student at the University of Sheffield. Working within Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, Jo researches gender-queer biblical hermeneutics, and explores the implication of biblical accounts of gender on current cultural discourses.   She previously studied at the University of Leeds, where she completed a BA in Theology and Religious Studies, followed by a WRoCAH AHRC funded MA focusing on gender, queer theory and religion.

Lucy Skerratt
Twitter: @lucyess94 | Email: lucy.skerratt@kcl.ac.uk
Lucy is a MA student in Biblical Studies at Kings College London. Lucy is currently researching the ethics of self confession in Biblical Studies and political and queer resistance readings of Ezekiel and Leviticus, STDs, Sexual Health, and the LGBT community in contemporary London. She previously studied at the University of Leeds where she completed a BA in Theology in Religious Studies with a particular focus on re-reading Lamentations in light of contemporary explorations of HIV/AIDS.

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