Thursday, June 04, 2020

Syfox, Rewriting and (Re)negotiating Gender

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Rewriting and (Re)negotiating Gender: A Study of the Depictions of the Matriachs in the Book of Jubilees (Chontel Syfox).
Chontel Syfox. Rewriting and (Re) Negotiating Gender: A Study of the Depictions of the Matriarchs in the Book of Jubilees in Relation to Depictions of Heroines in the Greek Novel and Jewish Novella.
Ph.D. diss., University of Notre Dame, 2019.

It has long been noted that women feature more prominently in the Book of Jubilees, than in the Book of Genesis. My dissertation seeks to identify the motives and priorities that guided the author of Jubilees in his rewriting of the biblical stories concerning the matriarchs and asks if Jubilees was unique in its foregrounding of female characters or dealt with them in a manner that was typical of the then literary Zeitgeist. ...
Dr. Syfox completed her undergraduate degree at the Divinity School of the University of St. Andrews some years ago. I am delighted to see how much she has accomplished since then. Well done, Chontel!

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