Monday, March 31, 2014

Update on my University of Oxford Paper

The official date is set for my paper at the Centre for Reception History at the University of Oxford: June 16, 5:00 pm. I am grateful to Dr. Christine Joynes for the invitation.

The title is: ‘Killing the Fatted Calf: Some Variations on the Reception of the Prodigal Son’. That allows me some flexibility in deciding what to include in the lecture. 

I most likely will include a discussion of the stained glass window of the Prodigal Son in the Chartres Cathedral, Antonia Pulci's play, Albrecht Dürer’s The Prodigal Son among the Pigs, the Blues song by Rev. Robert Wilkins, The Prodigal Son, and perhaps one or two others (if I delete some of the options listed above). More on that as the time approaches. 

I was also invited to give a paper in the Visual Arts and the Bible section at the SBL annual conference in November. The focus is on labor and migration, and I will do a paper on Thomas Hart Benton’s lithograph, The Prodigal Son. I'll do a separate post on that paper soon.

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