Aramis here passing this notice on from Suzanne Ross concerning upcoming events in the Midwest COV&R region.
As you know, The Raven Foundation was formed as a vehicle for carrying out the mission of Midwest COV&R to bring mimetic theory to the general public. The Foundation invites you to two upcoming events at the Raven Foundation offices, 2624 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL 60026:
Saturday, March 8
10:30am to 1:00pm: Midwest COV&R meeting with lunch
1:30pm to 3:30pm: A New Look at Envy in Othello with Dr. Ebrahimian
Please join us at 10:30am to see the new Raven Foundation offices, review the website and brain storm ways to carry out our mission statement. Lunch will be provided by the Foundation. At 1:30 we will be joined by a wider audience to hear Dr. Babak Ebrahimian of Queens College, NY. Dr. Ebrahimian, studied with Rene Girard at Stanford and will present a Girardian reading of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Othello is currently playing at Navy Pier and Dr. Ebrahimian will be using clips from Orson Welles’ 1952 movie version in his presentation.
We will soon be sending you a pdf flyer for the Othello lecture.
Friday evening, April 11, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, April 12 (9:00am to 2:30pm)
Religion and Violence: Untangling the Roots of Envy
We will be presenting keynote addresses from Trinity Church’s January 2008 conference on violence and religion held in New York City. The speakers we will hear from are Tariq Ramadan, Susannah Heschel, and James Carroll. Both Heschel and Carroll refer to Girard in their talks, and Andrew McKenna and Sandy Goodhart will present responses. We hope you’ll join this conversation. More detailed information will follow.
[If anyone reading this blog wishes to attend please leave your name and email address in a comment to this post and I will forward you Suzanne's contact information. She will need to know who plans on attending so that they can order lunch. Or if you would like more information about the Midwest COV&R group and/or The Raven Foundation leave your name and email address in a comment to this post and I will make sure to pass the information on. The website does have a contact link as well.]