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The reception history of Esther a genderqueer/non-binary reading of the ancient texts and in modern scholarship

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The Book of Esther has been regarded by some critics as displaying unusual gender roles for a biblical text, particularly because there appear to be some gender role reversals or gender ambiguities occurring in the text. Modern reception of Esther can be broadly grouped into two categories: characters in the text are interpreted in a cisnormative manner, or some characters are interpreted as being subversive. Both groups of scholarship are problematic for non-binary/genderqueer readers in ...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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Examiner, Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Sub department:
Theology and Religion Faculty
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
Examiner
ORCID:
0000-0002-5259-7051
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000267
Programme:
Studentship funded by the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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