Session339
TitleIndecent Theologies, III: No Gods, No Masters
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
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/ChairDavid Carrillo-Rangel, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
 
Paper 339-a Julian of Norwich and Indecency in the Anchorhold: Blood Lust and Body Doubling
(Language: English)
Sophie Sexon, School of Critical Studies (English Language & Linguistics), University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Middle English; Sexuality; Theology
Paper 339-b 'Defined as flesh by flesh-loathers': An Ecclesiastic, Somatic, Erotic Tour through Polydore Vergil's Sacred History
(Language: English)
Cleo Madeleine, Independent Scholar, Norwich
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin; Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 339-c Juana de la Cruz (1481-1534): Sexuality and Sanctity
(Language: English)
Ana Contreras, Departamento de Dirección Escénica, Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático (RESAD), Madrid / Instituto del Teatro de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index Terms: Performance Arts - General; Sermons and Preaching; 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 refuse to acknowledge concepts of sex and power to show te opportunities of flesh, sensuality and desire. If History has cheated on us, we aim to eroticise genres and genders.