Lecture at St. John’s on Dostoevsky
St. John’s College tutor Chester Burke will give a lecture titled “Dostoevsky’s ‘The Brothers Karamazov’” 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 12 at 8 p.m.
Completed in 1880, ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ is the story of a patricide and of the four sons who each had a motive for murder. A literary work for which Dostoevsky had been preparing his entire life, the novel is considered his greatest achievement.
Burke received his bachelor’s from St. John’s College and his master’s from the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty at St. John’s College in 1984.
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Upcoming Friday Night Lectures:
September 19 “Privacy and the Constitution,” by William Braithwaite, St. John’s College tutor
September 26 “The ‘Iliad’’s Cosmic Seduction,” by Seemee Ali, professor, Department of English, Carthage College
October 17 Steiner Lecture. A reading and translation of poetry by David Ferry, professor emeritus, Wellesley College
October 24 “The Age of Chronos and the Age of Zeus,” by Janet Dougherty, St. John’s College tutor
November 7 “Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War,” by Loring Danforth, professor, Department of Anthropology, Bates College
November 14 “Subjective Sensory Experience and the Fallacy of Neural Codes,” by Leslie Kay, professor, University of Chicago
November 21 “On Classical Liberalism and the ‘Liberal’ Point of View,” by Roberto Salinas-León, scholar, CATO Institute