Session439
TitleIndecent Theologies, IV: A Round Table Discussion
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 19.00-20.00
 
SponsorInstitutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
 
OrganiserDavid Carrillo-Rangel, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Sophie Sexon, School of Critical Studies (English Language & Linguistics), University of Glasgow
 
Moderator/ChairLaura Cayrol-Bernardo, Institutt for fremmedspråk, Universitetet i Bergen
 
Abstract'Indecent theology', as coined by Marcella Althaus-Reid (2000), is a theological perspective which radically perverts accepted doctrines in sex, gender, and politics and re-establishes their borders. In this session, we aim to bring theology out of the closet, centring indecency in religious perspectives. In this round table discussion we will discuss concepts such as indecent scholarship, to explore other ways of doing research, how the concept of global imposes western chronologies on other cultures, the queerness of religion in medieval romance, and perversions in theology and literature. 'Pervert' is used here in its original Latin meaning to overthrow, ['to turn, turn back, be turned; convert, transform, translate; be changed'] and therefore to encounter hidden meanings in the margins as history.

Participants include Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton), David Carrillo-Rangel (Universitetet i Bergen), C. Libby (Pennsylvania State University), and Amy Louise Morgan (University of Surrey).