Lynn Huber, an assistant professor of religious studies, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Boston on Saturday, Nov. 22. “Revealing a Queer Hermeneutic: Or, Why Gazing at the Whore Made Me a Better Biblical Interpreter,” explores how the Book of Revelation might be read from a queer perspective.
Such a reading, Huber argues, demands that lesbian, gay, bisexual and other queer readers resist the appeal associated with assimilating to Empire. A version of the paper has been accepted for publication in Semeia, a journal devoted to the exploration of new and emergent areas and methods of biblical criticism.
In addition to presenting the above paper, Huber presided over another panel on Queer Hermeneutics and Post-colonial Biblical Interpretation.