Session239
TitleIndecent Theologies, II: Phalluses, Virgins, Saints, and Other Average Indecencies
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
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/ChairDavid Carrillo-Rangel, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
 
Paper 239-a The Miraculous Penis
(Language: English)
Joanna Augustyn, Instytut Literaturoznawstwa, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Sexuality; Social History
Paper 239-b Contagion, Panic, Shame: Modern Transphobia's Medieval Resonances
(Language: English)
C. Libby, Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Language and Literature - Latin; Sexuality
Paper 239-c Indecent Bodies: Ageing Women in the Late Medieval West
(Language: English)
Laura Cayrol-Bernardo, Institutt for fremmedspråk, Universitetet i Bergen
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Sexuality; Women's Studies
 
AbstractIndecent 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. Medieval and early modern theology and history becomes a place for prospective non-normative discourses because this affective theology disturbs the borders of decent, historical constructs, and indecent, to visualise otherness. In this session we aim to critically reflect on sexuality and phallocentrism, bringing theology out of the closet, centring indecency in religious perspectives.