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Kent L. Brintnall is an associate professor of religion in the Department of Religious Studies and an affiliate faculty in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His first book, Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure, was published by University of Chicago Press in fall 2011. He is currently working on a book project that places Georges Bataille in conversation with queer theory and is co-editing an anthology, with Jeremy Biles, on Bataille and the academic study of religion.