Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Megan Wines

Megan Wines

EMAIL

mwines@luc.edu

STANDING

3rd year PhD Student

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Biblical Performance Criticism, Bibliodrama, Biblical Storytelling, Theatre and Religions, Apocalypse and Popular Culture, Gospels and Popular Culture 

PUBLICATIONS

“The Revelation of Blake: From Jezebel to the New Jerusalem?” in Who is Sitting on Which Beast? Louis Painchaud and Edmondo Lupieri, (eds.) Judaïsme ancien et origines du christianisme (JAOC), Brepols. (forthcoming)

PRESENTATIONS

“Broken Chains, Open Doors, and Mad Women: Prison Escape Narratives in Euripides’ Bacchae and Acts of the Apostles” Paper presentation. Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, TX, November 2021 (upcoming).

“Abba Give Me a Saying: Orality and Storytelling in Monastic Egypt” Paper presentation, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (Virtual Conference), November 2020.  

“Broken Chains, Open Doors, and Mad Women: Prison Escape Narratives in Euripides’ Bacchae and Acts of the Apostles” Paper presentation. 13th Annual Loyola University Chicago Graduate School Interdisciplinary Research Symposium (Virtual Conference). June 2020.

“’It wasn’t about Me’: Artistic Representation, Theological Representation, and Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi” 17th Annual Loyola-Marquette Colloquium, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, February 2020.

“Time’s Gone Wrong: or Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Stuff” Paper presentation. Midwest Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, South Bend, IN, February 2020.

“A Funny Thing Happened… An Exploration of Jewish Attendance of the Roman Theatre” Paper presentation, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, CA, November 2019.

“Bibliodrama: Taking the Bible Off the Altar” Paper presentation, 43rd Comparative Drama Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2019.

"Seduction and Female Sexuality in Ruth, Esther, and Judith" Paper presentation, 16th Annual Loyola-Marquette Graduate Theology Colloquium, Chicago, IL, February 2019.

“An Invitation from a Semi-Colon; Exploring Biblical Texts Through Bibliodrama.” Paper presentation, Midwest Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, South Bend, IN, February 2019.

“Picturing Jesus: The Place of Jesus Films in the Artistic Canon of Jesus Christ” Paper presentation, 2018 Conference on Religion and Film sponsored by the Journal of Religion and Film, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 2018.

“Picturing Jesus: The Place of Jesus Films in the Artistic Canon of Jesus Christ” Paper presentation, Eighth Annual Fordham Theology Graduate Student Association Conference “Pop Culture and Theology.” New York, NY, April 2018.

“The Revelation of Blake: From Jezebel to the New Jerusalem?” Paper presentation, Midwest Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, South Bend, IN, February 2018.

EDUCATION

MA- Loyola University Chicago (2019) Biblical Studies

BA- Northwestern University (2015) Religious Studies & Theatre

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society of Biblical Literature

Network of Biblical Storytellers International

Chicago Society of Biblical Research

OTHER:

Bibliodramatic Work: 

“Getting in the Boat.” Guest lecture and virtual performance workshop, REL 214: Telling Stories, Disrupting Order – Gospels and Other Transformations, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD, October 2020. Instructor: Dr. Richard Swanson

“Bibliodrama as Midrash.” Guest lecture and performance workshop, Midrash, Loyola University Chicago, IL, November 2019. Instructor: Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld.

“Created and Creator.” Guest lecture and performance workshop, Introduction to Christian Theology, Loyola University Chicago, IL, September 2019. Instructor: Prof. Molly Greening.

“Exploring Jesus.” Guest lectures and performance workshops, Jesus in Film, Loyola University Chicago, IL, November 2018. Instructor: Dr. Christopher Skinner.

“Women’s Narratives in the Bible.” Guest lecture and performance workshop, Introduction to Christian Theology, Loyola University Chicago, IL, February 2019. Instructor: Dr. Theresa Calpino.

 “Women in the Bible.” Guest lecture and performance workshop, Introduction to Christian Theology, Loyola University Chicago, IL, September 2018. Instructor: Dr. Theresa Calpino.

 “Introduction to Bibliodrama.” Religious education presentation, Huguenot Memorial Church in Pelham, NY. April 2018.

 “Women in the Bible: A Bibliodrama.” Lecture and performance workshop, Loyola University Chicago Theology Honors Society (Theta Alpha Kappa). Chicago, IL, March 2018.

 “Bibliodrama.” Lecture and performance workshop, Loyola University Chicago Theology Honors Society (Theta Alpha Kappa). Chicago, IL, November 2017.

Loyola Graduate Student Theology Caucus

Member (2017-Present), President (2018-2019 Academic Year), Secretary (2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 Academic Years), Graduate Student Advisory Council Representative (2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 Academic Years), Media Coordinator (2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 Academic Years)

Society of Biblical Literature Student Advisory Board

Project Manager (January 2021-Present)

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