Queer theory and Biblical Studies
Biblical texts are foundational for religious views concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex matters but they are not, actually, straightforward bulwarks of a conservative agenda. Queer biblical interpretation demonstrates how texts construct sex and gender even while revealing the instability of those categories. Supervised by the founding editor of the Queer Bible Commentary, this research project invites students to assess the development of queer hermeneutics and its future direction in a world that is becoming ‘post-queer’. It can include the development of new queer readings of biblical texts, new strategies of engagement - particularly from transgender perspectives – and explore ways in which queer biblical studies might engage with evangelical, or other Christian discourses.
There are a limited number of funding opportunities with the College of Arts and Law, however, competition for these scholarships is fierce and only those with the highest credentials are likely to be successful.
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Enquiries from self-funded students are also welcome.
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