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Gender and Cultural Memory in A. S. Byatt’s “Jael”

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter analyzes A. S. Byatt’s short story “Jael,” from her collection Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice. The story evokes the Jael-Sisera tradition to develop several themes including the ... More


Old Tales in New Forms: Reflections on a Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter highlights the main trajectories of the book by tracing the movement of Jael and Sisera from ancient Israel to contemporary queer theory. It also explores the use relationship of story to ... More


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