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Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, November

A Clever Queen Learns the Wisdom of God: The Queen of Sheba in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Qur'an
The story of the Queen of Sheba, who comes to the court of King Solomon of Israel, is found in 1 Kings 10:1-14 and 2 Chronicles 9:1-12 of the Hebrew Scriptures and sura 27:23-44 of the Qur'an. The Queen remains unnamed throughout the story in both...
Assessing the Scene: Journal of Women's History, Women's History Review and Gender & History since 2000
This contribution provides an overview of the work of three major international journals that specialise in gender history and women's history, with a particular interest in the publishing opportunities they offer to young scholars working in Australia....
Bodies of De/composition: Leprosy and Tattooing in Beatrice Grimshaw's Fiction and Travel Writing
Footprints runnin' cross the silver sand Steps goin' down into tattoo land I met the sons of darkness and the sons of light In the bordertowns of despair Bob Dylan (Dignity) (1) Introduction When Irish travel writer and novelist Beatrice Grimshaw...
Disturbing the Dialectics of the Public Toilet: With the Water Closet
1. Outsiders--three encounters in the bathroom Her voice wavered as she answered me. I wondered where this was heading--I'd expected a simple answer. 'Three quarters of the way through the exam, I needed to go to the toilet. I couldn't hold on any...
Eve and the Bad Girls Club
Eve was sitting under an apricot tree in the cool of the day and pondering what had happened to her in all the aeons of days that had passed since she and Adam had left the Garden of Eden, following God's tissy fit at the thought that they might go...
Everywhere and Nowhere? Women's History in Cultural History and Cultural Studies Journals
Cultural history, as Hsu-Ming Teo and Richard White recently noted, is 'probably the most fashionable of history's many approaches. It has taken over that role, first from political history and then from social history, as the all-embracing form of...
Flirting with the Past: A Survey of Current Work in the History of Sexuality
My brief was to provide a survey of the range of women's, gender or feminist history currently being published in journals on sexuality. This encompasses an enormous historical, geographical and cultural terrain that ranges from female masculinity...
Loving Yusuf: A Story of Taboos
Distance and Proximity: Reading Against the Grain of Ourselves The story known as 'Joseph and Potiphar's wife' (Gen. 39; Qur'an 12) is a classical site of misogyny, specifically, of women's unreliability and betrayal. However, this story can be...
Why Should Feminists Read the Bible?
When in the early part of the nineteenth century, women began to protest against their civil and political degradation, they were referred to the Bible for an answer. When they protested against their unequal position in the church, they were referred...
Wittig's Lesbian and the Corinthian Men: Problematising Categories of Sex in 1 Cor 11.2-16
Monique Wittig burst onto the French literary scene in 1964 with the publication of her first novel, L'opoponax, at the age of 29, for which she was awarded the Prix Medicis, one of the most prestigious literary awards in France. With her subsequent...
Women, Colonialism, History: Publishing on Women's History in Race and Colonial History Journals
My task in this paper was to take stock of the intersection between women's history and postcolonial studies through the rather partial perspective of journals on race and colonialism. Gender has emerged as one of the primary analytical categories...
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