The Artifice of Love (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
296
Utgivningsdatum
2009-02-19
Förlag
T.& T.Clark Ltd
Illustrationer
1, black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
241 x 158 x 12 mm
Vikt
612 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
52:B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate on White w/Gloss Lam
ISSN
0309-0787
ISBN
9780826469854
The Artifice of Love (inbunden)

The Artifice of Love

Grotesque Bodies and the Song of Songs

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The lovers' expressions of mutual affection and desire in the Song of Songs include intimate and detailed poetic descriptions of the body. These are challenging to interpret because the imagery used is cryptic, drawing on seemingly incongruous aspects of nature, architecture and war. Biblical scholarship frequently expresses some discomfort or embarrassment over this language, yet largely maintains the view that it should be interpreted positively as a complimentary and loving description of the body. If read without this hermeneutic, however, the imagery appears to construct nonsensical and ridiculous pictures of the human form, which raise interesting questions, and pose definite challenges, for the Song's readers. Fiona Black addresses the problematic nature of the Song's body imagery by using the artistic and literary construct of the grotesque body as a heuristic. The resulting reading investigates some issues for the Song that are often left to the margins, namely, the Song's presentation of desire, its politics of gender, and the affect of the text. The book concludes with the identification of some implications of this reading, including the creation of a new framework in which to understand the relevance of the Song's imagery for its presentation of love. This is volume 12 in the Gender, Culture, Theory subseries and volume 392 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.
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Fiona C. Black is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, Canada. She has published a number of articles on the Song of Songs and in the areas of biblical and cultural studies.