In a new Future of the Humanities Project event series—Cultural Encounters: Books that Have Made a Difference—we embrace the other at a time when we have heard much about the ways in which national, religious, and cultural lines divide us as humans. In this series, we will invite leading scholars across disciplines to explore themes of cultural encounters both in classic literary works and in contemporary cultural debates.
To launch this new series, Dr. Terence Eagleton—one of the most distinguished literary theorists, critics, and public intellectuals of his generation—will discuss the cultural encounters, and inevitable conflicts, in Roman society illustrated by the New Testament writings. Michael Scott, director of the Future of the Humanities Project, will moderate a Q&A session following the presentation.
This event is sponsored by the Future of the Humanities Project and Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. It is part of the year-long series, Cultural Encounters: Books that Have Made a Difference.