St. John’s College tutor Matthew Linck will give a lecture titled “Knowing and Ground: A Reading of Hegel’s ‘Phenomenology of Spirit’” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College welcomes families and the community to the opening reception of the “Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions” exhibition on view from August 28 through October 16. As part of the opening reception, Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Karl Schrag” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop on September 22 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
SANTA FE--On Friday, September 13, poet, essayist, and translator David Hinton presents “Another Universe: Ancient China, Mind, and Landscape.” Drawing on his new book, Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape, Hinton explains how the ancient Chinese picture of the cosmos is fundamentally different from the picture that has dominated our Western tradition, and has produced the distinctive form of Chinese culture. However distant this culture may seem, it feels remarkably contemporary in our secular and scientific age. In this picture, the cosmos is a living and harmonious whole, constantly self-generating—and, so, female in nature—and humans are an integral part of that whole. With its focus on the interweaving of consciousness and landscape, this worldview is what we now call “deep ecology.”
SANTA FE—St. John’s College presents the Fall 2013 Dean’s Lecture and Concert Series, beginning on Friday, September 6, with “The Active Struggle Against Evil: Solzhenitsyn’s Response to Marx and Tolstoy,” with Daniel J. Mahoney, Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship at Assumption College. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures take place in the Great Hall at the Peterson Student Center, at 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s College tutor William Braithwaite will give a lecture titled “Is Obscenity Obsolete?” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m.
Domenic Iacono, director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries and curator for the “Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions” exhibition, will give a lecture titled “Karl Schrag and Atelier 17” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Conversation Room on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s College tutor David Townsend will give a lecture titled “The Declaration of Independence: Is That Philosophy, or Did You Make It Up Yourself?” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, September 13 at 8 p.m.
St. John’s College welcomes the community to participate in evening and weekend seminars and fine arts classes, through its Continuing Education and Fine Arts Program. Engage in lively seminar discussions of classic works, which include Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” and “Emma;” novellas by Thomas Mann; Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure;” the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop; Darwin’s “The Descent of Man;” and works by pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus.