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The “Blaqueer [Blacker]” Church: Queerness as a Syncretic Religion in Robert Jones, Jr.’s The Prophets

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Klein, Sandra ULiège
Promotor(s) : Tunca, Daria ULiège
Date of defense : 15-Jun-2023/24-Jun-2023 • Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2268.2/17312
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Title : The “Blaqueer [Blacker]” Church: Queerness as a Syncretic Religion in Robert Jones, Jr.’s The Prophets
Author : Klein, Sandra ULiège
Date of defense  : 15-Jun-2023/24-Jun-2023
Advisor(s) : Tunca, Daria ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Bada, Valérie ULiège
Bomans, Bastien ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 83
Keywords : [fr] queer theory
[fr] gender theory
[fr] Black Church
[fr] Black liberation theology
[fr] intersectionality
[fr] Christianity
[fr] African religions
[fr] antebellum South
[fr] precolonial Africa
Discipline(s) : Arts & humanities > Literature
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Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en langues et lettres modernes, orientation germaniques, à finalité approfondie
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres

Abstract

[en] This work analyses the Western and precolonial African perceptions of queerness in Robert Jones, Jr.’s novel The Prophets. It shows that while Christian and African beliefs inform very different understandings of queerness, these beliefs are reconciliated in a syncretic religion that is centered around the main queer characters, Samuel and Isaiah, and relies on a reinterpretation of the Christian Bible inspired by James Cone’s Black liberation theology. To best address the representation of queerness in the novel, this dissertation also focuses on gender and gender hierarchy.


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  • Klein, Sandra ULiège Université de Liège > Master lang. & lettres mod., or. germ. à fin.

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  • Bada, Valérie ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad. > Traduction de l'anglais vers le français
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  • Bomans, Bastien ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad. > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad.
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