30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: There has been no piece of literature more influential on Western and colonial understandings of sex, gender, and sexuality than the Bible. This module will teach you how to read the biblical text closely and to engage with theorists whose approaches to the Bible yield new understandings of this ancient text. Topics include masculinity, femininity, queer and trans identities, sex work, and gender-based violence. It is not expected that students have deep or broad familiarity with the biblical text; only that students are able to perform close analytical readings.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK