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Suzanne Gilbert: Loss, Love and Redemption: The Literature of Search and Reunion
January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
A new genre has emerged in English arts and letters during the last 35 years that can best be described as search and reunion in non-fiction. It echoes an ancient tradition in religion, myth and world literature that is human, universal and poetic. That is the tradition of the hero, often an adoptee, searching and bringing back a gift to civilization from his reunion.
This presentation will take a look at the catalysts in our own times that have us turning anew to a literary form of loss, love and redemption. This genre of search and reunion is represented by over 550 works of both fiction and non-fiction.
We will take a lively look at the emerging search and reunion genre through the lens of biblical scholarship, Boswell, Jung, Rank and Wells.