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Marduk’s Penis. Queering Enūma Eliš

  title={Marduk’s Penis. Queering Enūma Eliš},
  author={Enūma Eli{\vs} and Sophus Helle},
The paper examines the depiction of gender in the Babylonian epic Enūma Eliš. I approach the text from the perspective of queer theory, basing my argument on the assumption that the gender binary is not a natural given but is culturally constructed, and that the process of cultural construction can be traced in the sources at our disposal. I do not argue that Enūma Eliš is somehow a ‘queer’ text in and of itself, but rather that a conscious mismatch between text and theory can reveal new… Expand


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