The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.113 Friday, 16 March 2012
Date: Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 13:07:55 -0400
Subject: Terry Eagleton Lecture: March 25, 7:30 p.m.
[from Leigh Harrison]
To whom it may concern:
I’m pleased to announce that Terry Eagleton will give a lecture at the National Cathedral on Sunday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 and available at the door for “Jesus & Tragedy,” Eagleton’s thoughts on what he terms a “tragic humanism” and its implications for our world.
Terry Eagleton, one of the most talked-about scholars and cultural theorists of our time, explores how the life and death of Jesus might be understood in terms of tragedy. By affirming the worth of humanity even in the face of the worst evils, he argues, the “tragic humanism” of Jesus provides a hope for a radical remaking of human life in political, economic, and social terms.
Terry Eagleton is professor of cultural theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway; professor of English literature at Lancaster University; and distinguished visiting professor of English literature at the University of Notre Dame. He is also the author of many books, including The Idea of Culture, Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic, the bestselling text Literary Theory: An Introduction, Trouble with Strangers: A Study of Ethics, On Evil, Why Marx Was Right, and the forthcoming Event of Literature.
- Tickets: http://www.nationalcathedral.org/events/Nave20120325.shtml
- Directions to the Cathedral: http://www.nationalcathedral.org/visit/directions.shtml
Please post and/or share the attached flyer with your colleagues.