Here are links to some of my blog posts related to recent research projects:
The biblical book of Jonah: I argue that Jonah contains several comic elements including parody, satire and ridicule. Who is the target of this parody, and what was the purpose in using this form of humour? Does understanding this shed any light on who wrote this little book, and why?
Job and the problem of suffering: The biblical book of Job is mostly poetry and is often ranked in polls as a favourite part of the Bible. Yet few people could explain what it's really about. I argue that Job is one of the earliest known theatrical works and its purpose is to counter popular notions of why good people suffer. It is effectively a courtroom drama with God as both defendant and judge.
Click here to request a copy of my article in the journal Literature and Aesthetics (24 (2) December 2014) titled
"A Reading of Job as a Theatrical Work: Challenging a Retributive Deuteronomistic Theodicy".
For some of my current research interests click here:
Speaking and teaching
My primary teaching interests are in the use of humour, satire and parody in the Bible, although I am open to opportunities to explore other related fields.
Click here for information about my primary teaching and speaking interests.