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The Genesis Complex Queering the Myths of Human Sexuality

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The Genesis Complex Queering the Myths of Human Sexuality

Dudeck, Michael (2014) The Genesis Complex Queering the Myths of Human Sexuality. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Dominant ideologies utilize mythological motifs as a means by which to construct normative behavioral patterns in large populations. The Myth of Adam, Eve and the Serpent, arguably the most influential origin myth of the Western world, has been utilized to regulate hetero-normative coupling patterns and to justify global patriarchy in response to Eve’s temptation as the cause of ‘Original Sin’. Occupying an ambiguous positionality between myth and socially sanctioned allegory, the Eden story has retained a gripping metaphorical pull since it was first inscribed. The Genesis Complex performs a queer excavation of this myth and its accompanying mythologies by unsettling assumptions surrounding the household narrative, whilst exposing a range of interpretations that have permeated the public and political spheres. The apparatus behind the myth is exposed and new queer readings are provided which illustrate the promiscuous nature of the myth and presents possibilities for making this damaging story accessible and meaningful to contemporary queer audiences.

Divisions:Concordia University > School of Graduate Studies > Individualized Program
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Dudeck, Michael
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Individualized Program
Date:March 2014
Thesis Supervisor(s):Evergon, Evergon and Daniel-Hughes, Carly and Whitelaw, Anne
Keywords:Religion, Queer, Performance Art, Genesis, Archaeology,
ID Code:978528
Deposited By: MICHAEL DUDECK
Deposited On:30 Jun 2014 15:19
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:47
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