Title

The gospel dancer: echoes in scripture

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-1-2014

Abstract

This forum presents the first chapter of my book-length study of Salome in the Bible, arts, and culture. I provide a close reading of the dance narrative in the gospels, comparing key features of Salome with other figures from scripture, and reviewing various ways of reading (biblical literary criticism, medieval allegory, 20th century inter-textual, contemporary cultural studies). I approach Salome as a test case for reviewing how we produce, distort, project, market and consume iconic images, especially those that have an initial or important grounding in an authoritative text.

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