Mowinckel Seminar 2023: “Taste and see how good JHWH is” (Ps 34:9). From Reception Aesthetics to Po/et(h)ics

The wordplay Po/et(h)ics captures the interrelatedness of ethics and aesthetics. Dorothea Erbele-Küster shall explain this concept along the lines of Psalm 34 by emphasizing the role sensory perceptions and emotions play in the text and in the reception process. 

Dorothea Erbele-Küster. Photo

Dorothea Erbele-Küster is Extraordinary Professor (außerordentlichen Professorin) and senior scholar in Biblical Literature, Gender, and Diversity at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She has held teaching positions in several European countries, including Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. She is co-chairing the section Meals in the Hebrew Bible and its Ancient Near Eastern context at SBL International and co-editor of a new series, Theologische Interventionen, published by Kohlhammer.

Selected bibliography

  • Verführung zum Guten. Biblisch-Theologische Erkundungen zwischen Ethik und Ästhetik (Theologische Interventionen Bd.3) Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag 2019.
  • Body, Gender and Purity in Leviticus 12 and 15 (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 539), New York/London: T@T Clark/Continuum 2017.
  • Körper und Geschlecht. Studien zur Anthropologie von Lev 12 und 15 (WMANT 121) Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchner Verlag 2008. 
  • Lesen als Akt des Betens. Eine Rezeptionsästhetik der Psalmen (WMANT 87) Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchner Verlag 2001; reprint Wipf & Stock 2013. 
  • Co-authored with Volker Küster and Michael Roth: Theologie infiziert. Religiöse Rede im Kontext der Pandemie (Theologische Interventionen Bd.7) Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag 2021.
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