Dr Kathryn Imray

Dr ImrayDr Imray serves as lecturer in Hebrew Bible in the Department of Biblical Studies.

At PTC since January 2016.

Kathryn earned her PhD at Murdoch University, graduating in 2010. Prior to arriving at PTC, she lectured in Biblical Studies in Perth, Western Australia, and was active in adult education and pastoral care in her communities in Perth and Melbourne. Kathryn has also pursued postgraduate studies in both Counselling and Creative Writing, and incorporates creative practices into her teaching and supervision.

Contact

email: kathryn.imray@ptc.ac.fj

Qualifications

  • PhD (Murdoch University)
  • BA (First Class Hons) (Murdoch University)
  • PhD (current; Deakin University)
  • GradDipCouns (current; ACAP)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Love and death in the ancient Near East
  • Gender and sexuality in the Hebrew Bible
  • Existential counselling and creative therapies
  • Satire and subversive humour
  • History of the Jewish people in the Pacific Islands

Recent Publications

  • “Shall Not the Judge of the Earth Do What is Right: Theodicies in Watchmen.” Forthcoming in Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.
  • “Literary Seduction: God as Feminized Other in Job.” Pacific Journal of Theology Series II (55), 2016, 35-49.
  • “Love is (Strong as) Death: Reading the Song of Songs through Proverbs 1-9.”Catholic Biblical Quarterly 74 (4), 2013, 649-665.

PhD Thesis

Recent Presentations

  • “Posthumous Interest in Biblical Homicide Law.” Invited presentation given at the Department of Jewish Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, November 2012.
  • “Why God Can’t Win in a Fight with Dr Manhattan: The Cold War Theodicy of Watchmen and its Implications for the Book of Job.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 2012.
  • “Literary Seduction: God as Feminised Other in Job.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Amsterdam, July 2012.
  • “Slavery in the New Testament.” Guest lecture at Murdoch University, April 2012.
  • “Social Justice in the Hebrew Bible.” Guest lecture at Notre Dame University, Fremantle, April 2010.
  • “Death in the Hebrew Bible.” Guest lecture at Murdoch University, Perth, June 2009.
  • “Qohelet’s Concept of Eternity.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Vienna, July 2007.

Supervision and Teaching at PTC (since 2016)

Courses Taught at PTC

2017

  • B20HF01 Biblical Hebrew 1
  • B20HF02 Biblical Hebrew 2
  • B20NF05 Hebrew Reading
  • B20NF06 Hebrew Reading
  • B20NF07 Hebrew Reading
  • B20NF08 Hebrew Reading
  • B20BF05 Introduction to the Study of the Writings
  • P20CF03 Biblical Hermeneutics & Interpretation 1
  • P20CF04 Biblical Hermeneutics & Interpretation 2
  • P20SF05 Studies in the Prophets
  • P20CF08 Apocalyptic Literature

2016

  • B20HF01 Biblical Hebrew 1
  • B20HF02 Biblical Hebrew 2
  • B20NF01 Hebrew Reading
  • B20NF02 Hebrew Reading
  • B20NF03 Hebrew Reading
  • B20NF04 Hebrew Reading
  • B20BF01: Introduction to the Study of Torah
  • P20CF04 Biblical Hermeneutics & Interpretation 2
  • P20SF04 Studies in the Torah
  • P20SF09 Empire and Biblical Interpretation