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January 2011

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Call for Proposals

This Group welcomes proposals for individual papers or panels on all topics related to LGBTQ identities from a wide variety of religious and theological perspectives and methodologies. Proposals for panels or performances outside of the typical academic paper format are also welcome. We are especially interested in proposals that explore theoretical approaches to the following topics:

  • LGBTQ performance art relating to religion, especially involving satire and transgression
  • Gay or queer spiritual/religious utopias and their histories
  • Exploring gay/queer aspects of the 2011 AAR regional focus on the Mediterranean
  • In conjunction with other Program Units, we seek papers for a session titled “Gender Theory, Intersectionality, and Justice.” A complex array of social structures of inequality and oppression, both overt and internalized, sustain persistent patterns of injustice and, conversely, hegemony. We seek papers that expose the intricacy, convolution, and density at the intersections of gender theory and other postmodern discourses as they seek to articulate persuasive and powerful understandings of justice


This Group seeks to understand and provide scholarly reflection and writing on the varied intersections of gay male experience, religious traditions, and spiritual practices. We seek to affirm the contributions made to religious scholarship by gay male perspectives, methodologies, and approaches. We also seek to challenge the privileging of those perspectives that undermine or discredit such contributions.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Randall Miller
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund and Pacific School of Religion
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J. Terry Todd
Drew University
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Method of Submission


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