Booking open and programme released for OINTB symposium  

Booking has opened and the programme has been released for Orange is the new bible symposium. Orange is the New Bible symposium is an interdisciplinary conference exploring the Bible and the cult Netflix TV series, Orange Is The New Black. The Symposium is to be held on Friday 19 February at the Arts Tower at the University of Sheffield.


Orange is the New Bible Symposium.

Arts Tower, University of Sheffield

19 February 2016

10.00 Arrivals

10.30 Samson and the Salon. Lucy Skerratt, King's College London

11.15 Orange is the New Bible short papers 1. Jesus and Laverne Cox, Christie Broom (King's College London). Taystee is the New Ruth, Catherine Kennedy (University of Sheffield).

11.55 Coffee

12.10 Orange is the New Bible short papers 2. Chaos and Christian Anarchy inside Litchfield Penitentiary. Kirsty Mabbott, Luther King House, Manchester
Purification and Prison: Forming Jewish Identity in Orange is the New Black. Jessica Keady, University of Chester
Searching for the Messiah of Litchfield. Jade Ward. University of Edinburgh.
Let's Toast to Engineering a Messiah! Elena Rodriguez-Falcon. University of Sheffield

13.30 Lunch

14.15 "The Second Time Around": The Demand for Different in Revelation and OITNB, Michelle Fletcher (University of Kent).

15.00 Parallel Sessions (Jessop Building)

Bible and Television: Transparent Jewishness. Minna Shkul (University of Sheffield).
Exploring the Desert: Breaking Bad in Dialogue with Ecocriticism and the Pentateuch, Robin Hamon (University of Sheffield)
Biblical Vampires: Salome in TV's True Blood. Emily Foster-Brown (University of Sheffield).

Orange is the New Bible interdisciplinary papers OITNB and Bisexual Erasure. Laura Hutchinson (University of Sheffield).
'A Room of One's Own' - Now 'space' is gendered and 'owned' in Orange is the New Black, Sarah Hammond, (Liverpool Hope).

16.00 Tea

16.30 "Best thing is to go on and let them do their business": Religion, Rape Culture and OITNB -Dr Katie Edwards (Sheffield)

17.30 Close