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Theses on Professionalization: Lauren E. Osborne

In this series with the Bulletin, we have asked 21 early career scholars to weigh in on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, first published in 2007. In his 21 theses, McCutcheon offers advice to young scholars entering (or soon to enter) the job … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Religion, Affect and Emotion Group, The AAR and SBL Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 21-24

The Religion, Affect and Emotion Group 2015 Call for Papers Deadline: Monday, March 2 2015, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose:  This Group provides space for theoretically-informed discussion of the relationship between religion, affect, and emotion. The Group … Continue reading

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Field Notes: New Unit in the Society of Bibical Literature to Debut in Chicago – “Metacriticism in Biblical Scholarship”

Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship, a new unit in the Society of Biblical Literature, will debut at the 2012 annual meeting in Chicago. The unit critically evaluates suppositions in and underlying biblical scholarship, including how an explicitly non-religious approach differs from … Continue reading

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A Bit of Relief for Independent Scholars in the Pacific Northwest

By Philip L. Tite Academia is composed of various levels of social stratification and inequalities. Hierarchal structures between administrators and faculty, faculty and students, and different ranks of faculty (assistant professor, associate professor, full professor in the North American system … Continue reading

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“Authentic Religion”: Meta-Narratives of Orthodoxy at the AAR/SBL Meeting

By Philip L. Tite This year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) was a fun experience. I went through the typical routine of attending a smattering of sessions, connecting up … Continue reading

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Women at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting 2011

Michael F. Bird (Evangelion) notes that, of 700 papers to be presented at this month’s Evangelical Theological Society Conference, he recognises that only 8 are by women. There may be a few other women’s names that Michael acknowledges he does … Continue reading

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Speed Date Interviews at the AAR/SBL: A Look at the High Costs of the Academic Job Hunt

By Philip L. Tite INTRODUCTION As the joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) approaches later in November, there has been a flurry of activity in preparation: applications, CVs, cover … Continue reading

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