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

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THE KABBALAH AND HOLLYWOOD
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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=
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Kabbalah for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, Ap=
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4-7, 2007.
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In recent years study of the Kabbalah has become more and more popular among=
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non-Jewish believers. Specifically, pop singer Madonna and her film directo=
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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=
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people.
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Presentation proposals should examine what is the Kabbalah and what makes it=
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so important to non-Jews. Historical evaluations are acceptable, but should=
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eventually focus on the modern phenomenon of non-Jewish Kabbalah study.
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Proposals should be approximately 250 words in length and must include your=20
mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
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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=
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email message.
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Area Chair: Daniel Walden -- dxw8_at_psu.edu
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Associate Area Chair: Barbara Silliman -- JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com
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Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2006

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cfp categories: 
film_and_television