Lynn Huber presents at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

Lynn Huber, associate professor of religious studies, presented two papers at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta Nov. 27-28.

Huber’s first paper, “Coming into Wedding: Reading Revelation’s Bridal Imagery through the Paintings of Myrtice West and Gertrude Morgan,” examined how two self-taught artists interpret and appropriate Revelation’s image of the Bride of Christ. This paper is part of an ongoing book project by Huber.

Huber’s second paper, “Revealing/ Rejecting Roman Family Values: Revelation as a Queer Critique of Empire,” explored the possibility of reading the Book of Revelation from LGBT/queer perspectives by looking at how the text resists ancient Roman gender and sex expectations.

The Society of Biblical Literature, the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies, fosters critical biblical scholarship. This year’s annual meeting included close to 5,000 participants from around the world. Huber co-chairs two groups for the organization, “John’s Apocalypse in Cultural Contexts, Ancient and Modern” and “LGBT/ Queer Biblical Hermeneutics.”