I would have been delighted no matter what by the launch of the new Journal of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. Here’s the description from the “about” page on their website:
JIBS is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to publishing cutting edge articles that embody interdisciplinary, social justice-oriented, feminist, queer, and innovative biblical scholarship. We welcome submissions that challenge canonical and/or disciplinary norms and boundaries or that query the field of biblical studies’ relationship to the broader investigation of human religion, culture, and literature. JIBS will publish two issues a year in summer and in winter.
But here’s the call for papers for their first issue!
Bible and Science FictionVolume 1, Issue 1
The Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies invites submissions of articles for the launch of its inaugural issue in Summer 2019. The theme for this issue is the Bible and science fiction. We especially welcome articles dealing with the interactions of biblical and related texts with literary, television, film and other cultural artifacts exploring themes of science fiction, including human/non-human identities and interactions, canon and canonicity, colonization and exploration, creation, destruction, stewardship, and/or any other relevant focus.
Please see Submission Guidelines for more information.
Deadline: 14 January 2019
The question, for me, is which of these various things I should write about!