Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature: A Book Launch and Discussion with Taylor Driggers

What can dragons, genderqueer aliens, and aging Hollywood starlets teach us about religion, gender, and sexuality? Join the University of Glasgow’s Dr Taylor Driggers via Zoom webinar at 6PM (GMT) on 23 February 2022 to celebrate the launch of 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 will begin the evening by introducing the new series and its aims. Dr Driggers will then introduce 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 will 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.

You can book your free ticket here!

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