TFF4500 – Queering religions in a Western context
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
For the major part of Western Europe, acceptance of LGBTQI+ is growing, and changes in views and laws has passed the last 15 years, securing legal rights to this group. Different religious communities are now including Queer folks, and where LGBTQI+ people earlier were excluded, they are now openly welcomed in common worship. Many will argue that Norway is such a society, where both dominant politics, dominant cultures, and dominant Christian religion are inclusive. This inclusion is argued, on the other hand, to be acceptance within the parameters of heteronormativity.
This course will use Queer critique, to examine how Western Christian orthodoxies emphasize heteronormativity as religious inclusion, how Queer bodies bargain these expectations through cultural and religious expressions, and how Queer Theory can deconstruct the same orthodoxies.
At the successful completion of this course, the students will have theoretical knowledge of how to analyze religion from a Queer critical view, and they will be able to critical discuss how both religious and queer constructions interact.
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
One presentation 1000 Words and one response 200 words.
Three days home exam 3000-4000 words.
Submit assignments in Inspera
You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.