July 28 - August 9, 2013
National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Thomas Pfau, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English & Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Duke University.
David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature, St. Catherine's College, Oxford.
The West has always both revered and reviled the Image. The advent of Christianity complicated and energized both its use and concept, as did the Enlightenment and modernity. On the basis of readings in philosophy, theology, literature, and aesthetics, our seminar will trace this vital thread running through our religious, aesthetic, and philosophical quests for self-knowledge.
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