An event to launch Dr Taylor Driggers' book Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature: Fantastic Incarnations and the Deconstruction of Theology, the first book in Bloomsbury’s new Perspectives on Fantasy series.
Series editors Prof. Brian Attebery, Dr Dimitra Fimi, and Dr Matthew Sangster began the evening by introducing the new series and its aims. Dr Driggers then introduced his book, which explores works by C.S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Angela Carter, among others, to show how fantasy literature can help women and LGBTQ+ people marginalized by Christianity reclaim and re-envision their theological traditions. He was then be joined by Anglia Ruskin University postgraduate researcher Meg MacDonald for a conversation about fantasy’s affordances for theology, and how their respective research projects respond to existing scholarship in fantasy, theology, and religious studies.
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