THE QUEERING OF BIBLICAL DISCOURSE

Johannes N. Vorster

Abstract


This article explores certain conditions that should be taken into consideration in exploring the possibilities of a queering of biblical discourse. Following Butler it suggests that queering can be seen as a “kind of gender performance” that “will enact and reveal the performativity of gender itself in a way that destabilizes the naturalized categories of identity and desire” (1990:177). I argue that as a per-formativity of gender, the queering of biblical discourse requires a shift from text to discourse, and must insist on dissent and disruption.

 

doi: 10.7833/111-1-39


Keywords


Queer Theory; Queer; Textual Agency; Biblical Discourse; Gender Performativity; Disruption Sexual Normatives

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/111-0-39

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