CFP: The Kabbalah and Hollywood (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Hollywood celebrities and their interest and study of th=
Kabbalah for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, Ap=
4-7, 2007.
In recent years study of the Kabbalah has become more and more popular among=
non-Jewish believers. Specifically, pop singer Madonna and her film directo=
husband Guy Ritchie, and actress Demi Moore and her actor husband Ashton=20
Kutcher are converts to Kabbalah, making study of Kabbalah the =E2=80=9Cin=
=E2=80=9D thing for many=20
Presentation proposals should examine what is the Kabbalah and what makes it=
so important to non-Jews. Historical evaluations are acceptable, but should=
eventually focus on the modern phenomenon of non-Jewish Kabbalah study.
Proposals should be approximately 250 words in length and must include your=20
mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
All proposals should be emailed to both the Area Chair and Associate Area=20
Chair. DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS. Please copy-and-paste your proposal into t=
email message.
Area Chair: Daniel Walden --
Associate Area Chair: Barbara Silliman --
Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2006

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