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Women in Drag

Women in Drag

by Caryn Tamber-Rosenau
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Publication Date: 02/11/2018
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From Jael's tent peg to Judith's sword, biblical interpreters have long recognized the power of the "lethal women" stories of the Hebrew Bible and related literature. The tales of Jael and Judith, female characters who assassinate enemy commanders, have fascinated artists, writers, and scholars for centuries, no doubt partly because of the gender of the characters doing the killing. Tamber-Rosenau presents the first systematic study, both text-centered and deeply engaged with a variety of queer-theoretical frameworks, of the motif of the woman-turned-warrior in ancient Jewish literature. Through analysis from queer-theoretical perspectives and comparison with Ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman literature, Women in Drag shines new light on three strong female characters from the Hebrew Bible and the early days of Jewish literature.
ISBN:
9781463207168
9781463207168
Category:
Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-11-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Gorgias Press LLC
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
229x152mm

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