Dr Sarah Nicholson

  • Lecturer in Old Testament/ Tanakh Studies (Theology & Religious Studies)

telephone: 01413304608
email: Sarah.Nicholson@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 1/2, Level 3, Theology and Religious Studies, 4 The Square, Glasgow G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4001-176X

Research interests

Research interests

  • Bible and literature
  • Bible and popular culture
  • Feminism and gender theory
  • Prostitution, feminism and the bible
  • Distance education
  • Philosophy of education
  • Theologies of the body

Biography

Sarah Nicholson came to Glasgow in 2000 after doing a PhD at the University of St Andrews under the supervision of Peter Coxon.  Her thesis was on the tragic vision in the Saul narrative and its postbiblical echoes in Alphonse de Lamartine and Thomas Hardy.  She maintains an interest in the Saul narrative and its appearances in modern literature, and likes to balance this with a little feminism and popular culture, which expresses itself in conference papers on biblical themes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and, more seriously, in a project on biblical prostitution narratives and their relationship to sex work in the material world.

Publications

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Number of items: 12.

2021

Domoney-Lyttle, Z. and Nicholson, S. (Eds.) (2021) Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, and Intertexts. Series: Bible in the Modern World. Sheffield Pheonix Press: Sheffield. ISBN 9781914490071

Domoney-Lyttle, Z. and Nicholson, S. (2021) Introduction: What is a woman? Contested identities in the Bible. In: Domoney-Lyttle, Z. and Nicholson, S. (eds.) Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, and Intertexts. Sheffield Pheonix Press: Sheffield, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781914490071

Nicholson, S. (2021) Constructing 'The Prostitute': Masters and Johnson could learn something from Tamar. In: Domoney-Lyttle, Z. and Nicholson, S. (eds.) Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, and Intertexts. Sheffield Pheonix Press: Sheffield, pp. 142-158. ISBN 9781914490071

Nicholson, S. (2021) Complete Biblical Hebrew: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Biblical Hebrew, With Original Texts. Hodder & Stoughton: London. ISBN 9781473627833

Nicholson, S. and Domoney-Lyttle, Z. (2021) Women and gender in the Bible and the biblical world II: editorial introduction. Open Theology, 7(1), pp. 670-674. (doi: 10.1515/opth-2020-0188)

2020

Nicholson, S. and Domoney-Lyttle, Z. (2020) Activism in the classroom: a case study on de-patriarchalising Biblical Studies for future generations. Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, 2(1), pp. 248-265. (doi: 10.17613/n0a2-e260)

Nicholson, S. and Domoney-Lyttle, Z. (2020) Women and gender in the Bible and the biblical world: editorial introduction. Open Theology, 6, pp. 706-710. (doi: 10.1515/opth-2020-0143)

2006

Nicholson, S.L. (2006) Biblical Hebrew. Series: Teach yourself books. Contemporary Books: Chicago, USA. ISBN 9780071434621

Nicholson, S.L. (2006) Catching the poetic eye: Saul reconceived in modern literature. In: Ehrlich, C. and White, M. (eds.) Saul in Story and Tradition. Series: Forschungen zum Alten Testament (47). Mohr Siebeck, pp. 308-333. ISBN 3161485696

2005

Nicholson, S.L. (2005) Playing the whore: gender performance and basic instict in Genesis 38. In: Sherwood, Y. and Bird, D. (eds.) Bodies in Question: Gender, Religion, Text. Ashgate, pp. 57-70. ISBN 0754635309

2002

Nicholson, S.L. (2002) The woman pays: death and the ambivalence of providence in Hardy's novels. Literature and Theology, 16(1), pp. 27-39. (doi: 10.1093/litthe/16.1.27)

Nicholson, S.L. (2002) Three Faces of Saul: an Intertextual Approach to Biblical Tragedy. Sheffield Academic Press. ISBN 1841272485

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Number of items: 12.

Articles

Nicholson, S. and Domoney-Lyttle, Z. (2021) Women and gender in the Bible and the biblical world II: editorial introduction. Open Theology, 7(1), pp. 670-674. (doi: 10.1515/opth-2020-0188)

Nicholson, S. and Domoney-Lyttle, Z. (2020) Activism in the classroom: a case study on de-patriarchalising Biblical Studies for future generations. Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, 2(1), pp. 248-265. (doi: 10.17613/n0a2-e260)

Nicholson, S. and Domoney-Lyttle, Z. (2020) Women and gender in the Bible and the biblical world: editorial introduction. Open Theology, 6, pp. 706-710. (doi: 10.1515/opth-2020-0143)

Nicholson, S.L. (2002) The woman pays: death and the ambivalence of providence in Hardy's novels. Literature and Theology, 16(1), pp. 27-39. (doi: 10.1093/litthe/16.1.27)

Books

Nicholson, S. (2021) Complete Biblical Hebrew: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Biblical Hebrew, With Original Texts. Hodder & Stoughton: London. ISBN 9781473627833

Nicholson, S.L. (2006) Biblical Hebrew. Series: Teach yourself books. Contemporary Books: Chicago, USA. ISBN 9780071434621

Nicholson, S.L. (2002) Three Faces of Saul: an Intertextual Approach to Biblical Tragedy. Sheffield Academic Press. ISBN 1841272485

Book Sections

Domoney-Lyttle, Z. and Nicholson, S. (2021) Introduction: What is a woman? Contested identities in the Bible. In: Domoney-Lyttle, Z. and Nicholson, S. (eds.) Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, and Intertexts. Sheffield Pheonix Press: Sheffield, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781914490071

Nicholson, S. (2021) Constructing 'The Prostitute': Masters and Johnson could learn something from Tamar. In: Domoney-Lyttle, Z. and Nicholson, S. (eds.) Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, and Intertexts. Sheffield Pheonix Press: Sheffield, pp. 142-158. ISBN 9781914490071

Nicholson, S.L. (2006) Catching the poetic eye: Saul reconceived in modern literature. In: Ehrlich, C. and White, M. (eds.) Saul in Story and Tradition. Series: Forschungen zum Alten Testament (47). Mohr Siebeck, pp. 308-333. ISBN 3161485696

Nicholson, S.L. (2005) Playing the whore: gender performance and basic instict in Genesis 38. In: Sherwood, Y. and Bird, D. (eds.) Bodies in Question: Gender, Religion, Text. Ashgate, pp. 57-70. ISBN 0754635309

Edited Books

Domoney-Lyttle, Z. and Nicholson, S. (Eds.) (2021) Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, and Intertexts. Series: Bible in the Modern World. Sheffield Pheonix Press: Sheffield. ISBN 9781914490071

This list was generated on Tue Oct 4 12:34:25 2022 BST.

Supervision

Areas for prospective postgraduate research might include:

  • Areas for prospective postgraduate research might include:
  • The tragic vision in the Old Testament/Tanakh
  • Prostitution in the Old Testament/Tanakh
  • Feminist approaches to biblical literature
  • Queer approaches to biblical literature
  • Studies in Genesis, Judges, Samuel, Ruth, Song of Songs

Teaching

  • Classical Hebrew language
  • Bible as literature
  • Methods of biblical interpretation
  • Body and Belief