Dr Zanne Domoney-Lyttle

  • Tutor (Biblical Studies), Affiliate (Theology & Religious Studies)

Research interests

I currently teach and research in Biblical Studies (Theology & Religious Studies) here in Glasgow. My research centres on comic book and graphic novel adaptations of the Bible through the perspectives of literary criticism, comics theory and gender studies. 

My doctoral thesis explored the space of comic books as visual aids to scripture, the tension between authorship and authority in bibical comics, and who has the right to reinterpret ancient sacred texts in a new graphical-visual medium. I am currently working on depictions of motherhood and matriarchs in biblical comic books, tracing the diverse ways that creators of biblical comics present women, gendered constructs of power, and representations of motherhood in graphic novels. 

I am also an active member of The Shiloh Project: Rape Culture, religion, and the Bible (SIIBS, University of Sheffield) which is committed to fostering research into the phenomenon of rape culture, both throughout history and within contemporary societies across the globe in relation to religion and the Bible. 

Twitter: @zannedlyttle

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7256-8971


I was awarded a three-year PhD Scholarship from the AHRC between 2014-2017 for my PhD research project: Drawing (non)Tradition: Interpretation and Reception of Women in the Book of Genesis, Illustrated by R. Crumb

I was awarded a full scholarship from the University of Glasgow's Black Endowment Fund for my research project: Sequential Art in the Seventeenth Century: An Analysis of Wenceslaus Hollar's Etchings of Genesis 12-24. 


I teach on the following modules at Levels 1 & 2: 

  • Creation to Apocalypse (Introduction to the Bible)
  • The God Question 
  • Texts & Cultures of the Bible
  • Biblical Hebrew 

At Honours level, I teach on the following courses:

  • Genesis
  • Wisdom Literature
  • Bible, Literature & Culture
  • Women & Gender in the Bible and the Ancient World 

I proposed and designed the Honours course Women and Gender in the Bible and the Ancient World with my colleague Dr. Sarah Nicholson as a response to students who requested further content on women, gender, feminism, queer theory, and the Bible. 

I really believe that good teaching practice is developed by responding to, and working with, students in the classroom and outside of it.

For example, as part of my ambition to formulate creative and innovative pedaogical methods to drive forward learning and teaching in this area, I encourage students to engage with cultural products that reflect appropriate themes, such as plays, visits to museums and art galleries, and film screenings. 

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