The 2012 Art Talks! is coming quickly, and this year's topic is sure to grab your imagination – because this time the topic is the imagination.
The event will take place in the Isabel Bader Theatre at Victoria University on Oct. 13, 2012. It will include a lecture and discussion about the imagination as well as a dramatic performance of several short plays and poems from the 66 Books Project, which refers to the 66 books of the Bible. The project was initiated by the London-based Bush Theatre in response to the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible translation. The dramatic performance and other lectures and panels at Art Talks! all intend to get a conversation going around re-envisioning the role of the arts and imagination in philosophy and religion. In addition to the performances, scholar Richard Kearney will give a public lecture tentatively titled “Narrative Imagination and Catharsis.” Kearney will build on his suggestion that an ethically centred narrative imagination urges us to continue our involvement with, and reinterpretation of, larger narratives like those in the biblical account. It’s narratives such as these that have historically called us to reimagine ourselves. We hope you will come and be part of this engagement between philosophy, religion and imagination.
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