Prof. Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher, Professor of Biblical Studies / Old Testament at the Catholic Private University Linz (Austria), is particularly interested in literary and cultural approaches to biblical exegesis and the reception history of the Bible. In this interview, she emphasizes the fascination of looking beyond the biblical text to the readers, the artists or novelists, and their transformations and interpretations of the biblical texts. As an example, she provides an insight into the project "Ruler, Lover, Sage and Sceptic: Receptions of King Solomon", which focuses on the literary and musical reception of the biblical king since the 16th century. Likewise, she introduces the online journal “Bible in the Arts”, founded in 2017. The aim of this journal is to create a freely accessible platform for high-quality research contributions on the artistic reception of biblical texts and motifs.
For more information on the Solomon project, please visit:
There you can also search a Database
Forthcoming: König, Weiser, Liebhaber und Skeptiker: Rezeptionen Salomos. Editors: Deinhammer, Gillmayr-Bucher, Krainer, Rohrbacher (Studies on Literature and Religion 4) Metzler Verlag 2021.
König, Weiser, Liebhaber und Skeptiker - Rezeptionen Salomos | Elena Deinhammer | Springer
The EABS would like to thank Prof. Gillmayr-Bucher for this interview and for sharing her most recent research.
Interview by Martina Weingärtner, Collège de France, Paris
Technical Editing by Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher