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Christopher Meredith [+]
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Christopher Meredith (Ph.D. University of Sheffield) is Senior Lecturer in the Bible and Critical Theory at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. He is author of Journeys in the Songscape: Space and the Song of Songs (Sheffield Phoenix, 2013); The Bible and Spatial Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed (Bloomsbury, forthcoming); and Biblia Excrementa: Abjection, Obsolescence and Insurrection in Biblical Reception (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). The latter volume proposes a Benjaminian model of biblical reception criticism. Overall, Dr. Meredith’s research examines the intersections between biblical studies and literary and cultural theory, utilizing theory to re-apprehend familiar texts but also tracing the function of those texts in culture and the history of ideas. His published work encompasses his interests in space and place, sexuality and gender, film, literature, the visual arts, and the particularly unusual or unlikely manifestations of the Bible in contemporary society. Dr. Meredith sits on the steering committee for the Society of Biblical Literature’s Reading Theory and the Bible section, and he co-chairs the Use, Influence, and Impact section of the European Association of Biblical Studies.