The Poet and the Painter

Speaker(s): Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
Date: July 28 - Aug. 1, 2008
Length: 8:52:17
Product ID: RGDL3834S

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In this course we consider how both visual and verbal arts involve us in representation, reflection and response. Every artwork is an invitation and a challenge to relocate oneself and one's point of view. Art offers us permission, requires our consent, engages us in play and sometimes brings us to the threshold of prayer. Our primary focus is on the forms of 'conversation' to which the arts invite us, and how to enter that conversation in creative, life-giving ways that help equip us for our work in the world as members of the Body of Christ. We begin with a consideration of the ancient practice of lectio divina, considering how this practice of reading Scripture may be appropriated and applied in other contexts. Lectures include:

  • Lectio and Literature
  • Encounters with the Earth
  • Who's There: Portraiture and the Character
  • Evocations and Provocations 1: Painters Responding to Written Texts
  • Evocations and Provocations 2: Poets Responding to Painters

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Marilyn McEntyre is a writer and Professor of Medical Humanities at UC Davis and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. She is author of many books, including What's in a Phrase?: Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause, Patient Poets: Illness from Inside Out, and Teaching Literature and Medicine.

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