Presentation by Dr. Louise Cowan, with discussion following
Over the past half century, Founding Fellow Dr. Louise Cowan has taught and written about literature--how properly to inhabit the mundus imaginalis, the "world of the imagination," and why doing so is crucial to the flourishing of culture. At the heart of her literary career is a meticulously developed "genre theory," culminated in the recent publication of The Prospect of Lyric by Dallas Institute Publications. During this program, Dr. Cowan will speak about literature and the poetic imagination in the context of her theory of genres. Also with us will be contributors to the other three volumes on genre--The Terrain of Comedy (1984), The Epic Cosmos (1992), and The Tragic Abyss (2003).
Saturday, 6:30-8 pm: September 8. Reception at 6 pm.
Admission: Members $10, Nonmembers $20, Member Teachers $5