The revised flyer, along with registration information, is now available at the symposium website:
Florovsky Symposium 2016 CFP final
BRINGING FORTH TREASURES NEW AND OLD: THEMES IN CONTEMPORARY ORTHODOX THEOLOGY IN MEMORY OF FR MATTHEW BAKER.
MAY 7, 2016 AT HOLY CROSS GREEK ORTHODOX SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, BROOKLINE MA
Dr. Đorđe Petrovic will introduce us to the life and thought of a Serbian theologian and saint Justin Popovic, who saw the Eucharist as the locus of the theanthropic event. Joy is not just a state but an act (in) Christ, which culminates in unity and communion with Christ.
time: Tuesday, April 14th, 4:30 pm
place: East Pyne, 245
(Or Gasparov’s case against Bakhtin)
Friday, March 6th, 10 AM-NOON, East Pyne 245
Discussions of literary scholarship often reveal anxieties over the scientific validity of methods used in the field, as well as the ethical import of their findings. Such questions come into particularly stark relief in the recent polemic of the late Russian philologist Mikhail Gasparov against the scholarly legacy of Mikhail Bakhtin. By emphasizing the optimistic values of dialogue and co-creativity with the authors of great literature, Bakhtin offers an appealing alternative to the drab view of literary studies as a hermetic discipline, and his work has exerted a powerful influence on scholars of literature and culture across much of the world. For his part, Gasparov distinguished himself as one of the great Russian literary scholars of the twentieth century, and his writings on methodology offer not only a searing criticism of Bakhtin, but an impassioned defense of a traditional philological approach that challenges many current orthodoxies of U.S. universities (e.g. interdisciplinarity).
This seminar led by Caryl Emerson and Michael Wachtel will take this conflict between two giants of Russian literary scholarship as a point of departure for examining larger questions of the tasks of the literary scholar and the future of the field. To attend the seminar. please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will be asked to read a few short articles in preparation.
Lecture and conversation with Caryl Emerson, Thursday, March 5th, 4:30 PM, East Pyne 245
Professor Emerson will lead a structured discussion of the role played in Bakhtin’s thought by concepts derived from Russian religious discourse (spirit, soul, incarnation, inter-permeability, communion, apophatic modesty, Passion-suffering and the problem of physical pain). How do the graced virtues (faith, hope, and love) inform Bakhtin’s more secularized categories of dialogue, carnival openness, and the grotesque, “orificed” or broken body?