Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Bible Dramatized'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Leonard Koff, University of California, Los Angeles
contact email: 


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Bible Dramatized
Presiding Officer: Leonard Koff, University of California, Los Angeles,
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

This special session seeks papers (on works from late antiquity through the modern period) that explicitly or implicitly describe, comment on, or refer to theatrical adaptations, in whole or in part, of Jewish biblical or post-biblical texts or canonical or non-canonical Christian scriptures. For example: plays about stories from the Apocrypha (about Judith and Holofernes, for example, the subject of Jewish plays from Renaissance Italy (1489)); plays about Purim, particularly Yiddish plays; plays about Hanukkah; modern plays that take their origins from Jewish texts, or characters in the Bible, such as Moses or David or Ruth; plays from the medieval Corpus Christi cycle; medieval and modern religious dramas, such as nativity plays or plays about the life of Jesus; or plays about Church fathers or clergymen or Christian thinkers in the modern age; or plays about Jesus’s disciples, about St. Paul in particular, or about his female disciples, such as Mary Magdalene, for example.

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to your submission.

Note: The PAMLA Conference, held over the November 9-11, 2018 weekend at lovely Western Washington University in idyllic Bellingham, Washington, is a broad conference for scholars of a wide variety of literary, cultural, or media topics. There are over 125 approved sessions you could consider proposing to. You may submit to more than one session (if you do so, please let the presiding officers know you are doing so) but may only deliver one paper at the conference itself.

Please do not submit proposals to more than two or three sessions, and do not submit the same proposal to multiple sessions.