We are delighted to announce that there were an excellent range of abstracts submitted as part of our call for papers. We have selected the best of them, and are now excited to share the programme for the day:
Orange is the New Bible Symposium.
Arts Tower, University of Sheffield
19 February 2016
10.30 Samson and the Salon. Lucy Skerratt, King’s College London
11.15 Orange is the New Bible short papers 1
Jesus and Laverne Cox. Christie Broom, King’s College London
Taystee is the New Ruth. Catherine Kennedy, University of Sheffield
12.10 Orange is the New Bible short papers 2
Chaos and Christian Anarchy inside Litchfield Penitentiary. Kirsty Mabbott, Luther King House, Manchester
Purification and Prison: Forming Jewish Identity in Orange is the New Black. Jessica Keady, University of Chester
Searching for the Messiah of Litchfield. Jade Ward. University of Edinburgh.
Let’s Toast to Engineering a Messiah! Elena Rodriguez-Falcon. University of Sheffield
14.15 “The Second Time Around”: The Demand for Different in Revelation and OITNB. Michelle Fletcher, University of Kent
15.00 Parallel Sessions (Jessop Building)
Bible and Television:
Transparent Jewishness. Minna Shkul, University of Sheffield
Exploring the Desert: Breaking Bad in Dialogue with Ecocriticism and the Pentateuch. Robin Hamon, University of Sheffield
Biblical Vampires: Salome in TV’s True Blood. Emily Foster-Brown, University of Sheffield.
Orange is the New Bible interdisciplinary papers
OITNB and Bisexual Erasure. Laura C. Saunders, University of Sheffield.
‘A Room of One’s Own’ – Now ‘space’ is gendered and ‘owned’ in Orange is the New Black. Sarah Hammond, Liverpool Hope
16.30 “Best thing is to go on and let them do their business”: Religion, Rape Culture and OITNB – Katie Edwards, University of Sheffield.
Booking information will follow next week