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CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Arts, Literature, and Religion Unit and Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Unit

Call for Proposals for November Meeting

How have works of literature been adapted or translated to the cinematic medium for religious purposes? What are the losses and gains of such transpositions, and how have they been utilized in religious contexts and communities? The Art, Literature, and Religion Unit and the Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Unit invites pre-arranged panels or individual papers that investigate the adaptation, creation, and reception of such audiovisual works. We also welcome panels which provide an in-depth consideration of a single cinematic artwork from a variety of methodologies and perspectives. We welcome submissions that theorize the adaptation and interpretation process and/or examine the implications of such cinematic works for various religious or socio-political groups, particularly marginalized communities. We are particularly interested in exploring cinematic works which are outside the "Bible film" genre.
The term "Cinematic" may include film, television, advertisements, museum installations, graphic design, video curriculum, YouTube, online social media (e.g., Instagram, TikTok, etc.), digital communication, and other forms of audiovisual moving images.



Steering Committee Members


Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection