BAppSci (Speech and Hearing), BD (Hons), PhD
Associate Professor Liz Boase is the Dean of the School of Graduate Research and a biblical scholar. She commenced in her role as the inaugural Dean of the School of Graduate Research in February 2020, having previously worked as Academic Dean at Adelaide College of Divinity, and within Flinders University and Uniting College. She is a senior academic leader in the University with responsibility for the higher degree by research and minor thesis programs, including oversight of students and supervisors, and the delivery of programs which support successful completion.
Liz completed her PhD in 2003, which was published by T&T Clark. She has published regularly since this time. She has been program chair and member of steering committees within the Society of Biblical Literature, and is a regular peer reviewer for a number of international publications. Recently she became general editor for a new series on trauma hermeneutics with Sheffield Phoenix Press. She presents at academic conferences on a regular basis and is an experienced supervisor.
Prior to commencing in her role as Dean of the SGR, Liz taught a range of biblical units including introductory and upper-level exegetical units, along with units in bible and popular culture and biblical hermeneutics.
Liz is a regular presenter of bible studies within a range of church contexts, particularly with the Uniting Church. She is, at times, also invited to preach.
Boase, Elizabeth. “Misplaced Bodies: The Interpenetration of Body and Place in Jeremiah.” Australian Biblical Review, 67 (2019): 49-60.
Boase, Elizabeth and Sarah Agnew, ““Whispered in the Sound of Silence”: Traumatising the Book of Jonah.” Bible and Critical Theory, 12 (2016): pp. 4-22.
Boase, Elizabeth, “Grounded in the Body: A Bakhtinian Reading of Lamentations 2 from Another Perspective” Biblical Interpretation, 22 (2104): pp. 292-306.
Boase, Elizabeth “The Cursing Psalms: What are they, why are they there and how do we pray them today?” New Norcia Studies, 20 (2012): 59-65.(also published in Tjurunga 82: 13-23)
Boase, Elizabeth. “To Imprecate or Not: Psalm 137 and its Appropriation in Music” Conversations, 2 (2008)
Boase, Elizabeth. “Constructing Meaning in the Face of Suffering: Theodicy in Lamentations” Vetus Testamentum 58 (2008):449-486
Boase, Elizabeth. “The Characterisation of God in Lamentations.” Australian Biblical Review 56 (2008): 32-44
Boase, Elizabeth. ‘The Many Voices of Lament: An Exploration of the Book of Lamentations.’ Australian Journal of Liturgy, 10 (2005): 3-26.
Boase, Elizabeth. “Life in the shadows: The Role and Function of Isaac in Genesis – Diachronic and Synchronic Readings.” Vetus Testamentum, 51 (2001): 312-335.
Boase, Elizabeth. (2017) “Desolate Land/Desolate People in Jeremiah and Lamentations.” In Elvey, Anne, Dyer, Keith, Guess, Deborah, ed. Ecological Aspects of War: Engagements with Biblical Texts. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, pp. 97-115.
Boase, Elizabeth. (2016) “Fragmented Voices: Collective Identity and Traumatization in Lamentations.” In Elizabeth Boase and Christopher G Frechette, ed. Bible Through the Lens of Trauma. Atlanta, Georgia: SBL Press, pp. 49-66.
Frechette, Christopher and Boase, Elizabeth. (2016) “Defining Trauma as a Useful Lens for Biblical Interpretation.” In Elizabeth Boase and Christopher G Frechette, ed. Bible Through the Lens of Trauma. Atlanta, Georgia: SBL Press, pp. 1-23. Bible through the Lens of Trauma. SemSt 86. Atlanta: SBL, 2106. 49-66.
Boase, Elizabeth. (2014) “The Traumatised Body: Communal Trauma and Somatisation in Lamentations.” In Eve-Marie Becker; Jan Dochhorn, Else Kragelund Holt, ed. Trauma and Traumatization in Individual and Collective Dimensions: Insights from Biblical Studies and Beyond. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, pp. 193-209.
Boase, Elizabeth. (2013) “Blurring the Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Lament and Penitence in Isaiah 63:7-64:11.” In Miriam J Bier and Tim Bulkely (eds.) Spiritual Complaint: The Theology and Practice of Lament. Eugene: Pickwick. 71-76.
Boase, Elizabeth and Taylor Steve. (2013) “Public Lament.” In Spiritual Complaint. In Miriam J Bier and Tim Bulkely (eds.) Spiritual Complaint: The Theology and Practice of Lament. Eugene: Pickwick. 205-227.
Boase, Elizabeth, (2006) The Fulfilment of Doom? The Dialogic Interaction between the Book of Lamentation and the Pre-Exilic/Early Exilic Prophetic Literature. New York: T & T Clark
Boase, Elizabeth and Christopher Frechette (eds.) Bible through the Lens of Trauma. SemSt 86. Atlanta: SBL, 2106