Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New SBL Consultation on Bible and Film

I am happy to announce that there is a new consultation at the SBL Annual Meeting on the Bible and Film. Like all consultations (I think), it runs for three years in the first instance. Here's the blurb:
Bible and Film
Jeffrey Staley

Description: Focuses on the critical analysis and interpretation of Bible/Jesus films and other films incorporating biblical themes or motifs in terms of the films’ biblical and extra-biblical content, cultural and historical significance, and ideology. Secondary focus on pedagogical use of such films, and the preservation, archiving, and digitalization of rare Bible/Jesus films.
I have been asked to serve on the Steering Committee of the group and I am looking forward to being involved in what sounds like a very interesting program unit.

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