Dr. Ori Soltes Book Discussion Series: Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That

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Dr. Ori Soltes Book Discussion Series: Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

First Person Under Pressure: Autobiography in a Time of Catastrophe
This scholarly series is designed to challenge and inspire.

Please come prepared for engaging lectures and conversation led by acclaimed professor Ori Soltes, who will return to the West End Neighborhood Library to continue this ongoing series.

The Feb. 13 discussion is Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That
The danger arrived most definitively with the explosion of the World War I—the War To End All Wars, that demonstrated how the human capacity for both artistic and scientific creativity can be turned in profoundly destructive directions. Graves, a poet and classical historian and mythographer, and a veteran of the horror, offers one of the most significant statements ever written regarding war’s catastrophes, interwoven with his personal life, his view of nationalism and his decision to leave the England that had ceased to exist -- or perhaps never had been.

Please see library staff for assistance with the reading materials, which are available upon request.

All gatherings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the West End Library Conference Room or Large Meeting Room.

Ori Z. Soltes has spent a lifetime wrestling with questions that resonate through the history of the human experience. His dynamic teaching, lecturing, curating and writing reflect a broad series of interests and a unique ability to combine them in unusual ways that are thought-provoking and both challenging and intellectually exciting.
 
He currently teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University. He has also taught across diverse disciplines for many years at The Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Siegel College in Cleveland, and other colleges and universities.
 
Dr. Soltes has lectured at dozens of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Add to Calendar 13-02-2019 18:30:00 13-02-2019 19:30:00 Dr. Ori Soltes Book Discussion Series: Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That First Person Under Pressure: Autobiography in a Time of Catastrophe This scholarly series is designed to challenge and inspire. Please come prepared for engaging lectures and conversation led by acclaimed professor Ori Soltes, who will return to the West End Neighborhood Library to continue this ongoing series. The Feb. 13 discussion is Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That The danger arrived most definitively with the explosion of the World War I—the War To End All Wars, that demonstrated how the human capacity for both artistic and scientific creativity can be turned in profoundly destructive directions. Graves, a poet and classical historian and mythographer, and a veteran of the horror, offers one of the most significant statements ever written regarding war’s catastrophes, interwoven with his personal life, his view of nationalism and his decision to leave the England that had ceased to exist -- or perhaps never had been. Please see library staff for assistance with the reading materials, which are available upon request. All gatherings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the West End Library Conference Room or Large Meeting Room. Ori Z. Soltes has spent a lifetime wrestling with questions that resonate through the history of the human experience. His dynamic teaching, lecturing, curating and writing reflect a broad series of interests and a unique ability to combine them in unusual ways that are thought-provoking and both challenging and intellectually exciting.   He currently teaches theology, philosophy and art history at Georgetown University. He has also taught across diverse disciplines for many years at The Johns Hopkins University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Siegel College in Cleveland, and other colleges and universities.   Dr. Soltes has lectured at dozens of museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. false DD/MM/YYYY