Tomorrow night, at seven o'clock, I'll be speaking at The MacLaurin Institute's Paideia Forum.
Their website provides this abstract of the talk:
The MacLaurin Institute serves the University of Minnesota by providing a place for scholarship and theology to meet. And I'm privledged to be a part of that endeavor—and to bring Shakespeare to the conversation.Shakespeare's plays have been performed in China since 1867, in India since 1775, and in North America since 1750. They were even performed on a ship anchored off Sierra Leone in 1607. Join us as Professor Keith Jones examines the implications of translating and adapting Shakespeare, explores the postmodern tendency toward a radically-destabilized Shakespearean text, and discusses recent cross-cultural productions of Shakespeare.
The theological part of the presentation will address both how a Christian approaches Shakespeare scholarship and the implications of considering sacred texts in light of a radical mistrust of texts in general.
If you're in the Twin Cities, feel free to come along. As long as my own text doesn't become radically-destabalized—or even if it does—the presentation should open some interesting issues.
Links: The MacLaurin Institute.