UNESCO Chair Steven Shankman’s Upcoming Talks

Coming up next, November 21st, 23rd, and 24th at the All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas Professor Shankman (UNESCO Chair of Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace at the University of Oregon) will deliver the prestigious annual Bailey Lectures.

Professor Shankman’s first lecture on Thursday evening, November 21st, in Kinsolving Parish Hall, 7-9 p.m., entitled “Turned Inside Out: Reading the Russian Novel in Prison”, will explore the experience of being turned inside out and its relation to the significance of the word “God.” His second and third lectures will be Saturday morning, November 23rd. The second lecture is titled “Xenophilia” and will focus on the hospitality shown to the potentially dangerous stranger in Homer’s Odyssey, offering relevance and hope for the time we live in, so fraught with fear of the other. In the third lecture, “Poems on Rembrandt as Midrash,” Professor Shankman will read some of his own poems. On Sunday morning, November 24th, Professor Shankman will reflect on the penitent thief who was turned inside out by Jesus’ undeserved suffering on the cross.

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