Dr. Jeff Gundy will be presenting the Bechtel lectures this year on Thursday and Friday November 13 and 14.
Lecture 1: “Poetry, the Sleeping King, and Creative Doubt.”
This lecture will make a case for doubt (of the right sort) as a useful and positive force, with plentiful illustrations, considerable hedging and making of distinctions, and a few claims that may be considered wild and unsettling. In some ways a supplement and continuation of the work on theopoetics I undertook in my recent book of essays Songs from an Empty Cage, this lecture will carry those explorations into new territory, including legends of sleeping kings, canonical poets like T.S Eliot, fabulist fiction, and Mary Szybist.
Reception to follow.
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6