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Contemporary Jewish Religion and Globalized Identities Presentations

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Theological Hall
Room: Elias Andrews Room - Second Floor
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Dr. Shawna Dolansky, Carleton University
Wednesday April 17, 11 am

"Myth as Mirror: The Immortality of Adam & Eve" 

Adam and Eve are everywhere, from perfume ads to pop songs, from conservative slogans ("Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve") to computer logos.  Feminists and patriarchalists, Aryan Nations and adult toy store owners all invoke this primordial couple in thinking about sex, gender, and the nature of evil.  This fixation on Eden has been ongoing for almost three millennia.  Following this story's interpretations through history provides excellent insight into the ways in which myths construct, and are simultaneously constructed by, social and cultural ideologies of gender and hierarchy. 

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