On Thursday, November 10, 6-9pm at the University of Memphis (University Center), Robert Alter (UC-Berkeley) will deliver the keynote lecture on "The King James Bible and the Question of Eloquence." Alter's visit will be co-sponsered by the Naseeb Shaheen Memorial Lecture of the University of Memphis Department of English, the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities (MOCH), Christian Brothers University, the Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy at Rhodes College, and the Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts (SCRIPT), with a major matching grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
On Friday, November 11, 1-5pm at Rhodes College (Blount Auditorium), symposium speakers will include Brian Cummings (Sussex), Hannibal Hamlin (Ohio State University), Ena Heller (Museum of Biblical Art), Naomi Tadmor (Lancaster), and Vincent Wimbush (Claremont Graduate University), with a response by Robert Alter. Their visits will be co-sponsored by African American Studies, History, the Lillian and Morrie Moss Endowment for the Visual Arts, Religious Studies, Search, and the Spence L. Wilson Chair in the Humanities.
On Sunday, November 13, 7-9pm (Hardie Auditorium), the consort of viols Parthenia will perform an early music recital, sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music.
For more information, please contact:
Scott Newstok, Department of English, Rhodes College