Love, Death, & Annihilation in Contemporary Literature & Cinema @ CIIS Public Programs & Performances, San Francisco [29 November]

Love, Death, & Annihilation in Contemporary Literature & Cinema


10
29
November
19:00 - 21:00

 Facebook event page
CIIS Public Programs & Performances
1453 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103
A Conversation with Carolyn Cooke and Brian Thomas Swimme

Questions of #Love and #Death are among the deepest that humans can ask. What can contemporary #literature and #cinema teach us about our erotic connection to the #universe?

Out of thirty million species of life on Earth, Homo sapiens is singular in its need for imaginative works in order to complete the movement from infancy to maturity. When we reflect on the devastation taking place throughout the Earth Community at this time, we need to ask the obvious question: Why have our symbolic works failed so spectacularly?

Part of the answer can be seen in the shift in our universities from communities focused on #awakening the deep qualities of #humanity to training camps for attaining the particular cognitive skills required by our corporations. Departments of #Philosophy throughout America are emblematic of this devolution. Instead of fostering the quest for #truth, our academic philosophers convinced themselves they should make their field «scientific» by avoiding such, for them, embarrassing topics as «wisdom» or «the meaning of life».

The human impulse to reflect upon the deep questions of our existence does not cease because of the hyper-specialization and fragmentation of the modern university. If philosophers are going to abandon this quest, the novelists, filmmakers, and other artists will take up the challenge to provide the works of the imagination necessary for human development.

This conversation event is adapted from a new cross-departmental course also titled Love, Death, and Annihilation in Contemporary Literature and Cinema taught at CIIS by Carolyn Cooke and Brian Thomas Swimme.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ CIIS Public Programs & Performances:

On Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
CIIS Public Programs & Performances
African American Transgenerational Trauma
CIIS Public Programs & Performances
So You Want to Talk About Race
CIIS Public Programs & Performances
The Work That Reconnects: A Workshop with Joanna Macy
CIIS Public Programs & Performances
Introduction to Internal Family Systems
CIIS Public Programs & Performances
Awakening Shakti and Shiva
CIIS Public Programs & Performances
How to Have Difficult Conversations
CIIS Public Programs
How to Have Difficult Conversations
CIIS Public Programs

The most anticipated events in San Francisco :

Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
The Great Xscape Tour
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
Sweater-Con 2017: San Francisco Holiday Pub Crawl
The Lush Lounge
Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Bay Area: Seasonal Herb Walk
Oakland, CA, United States
Women's March San Francisco- Hear our Vote
Civic Center
Nghtmre at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Marilyn Manson at Fox Theater - Show Rescheduled
Fox Theater - Oakland
Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
Annie Leibovitz - SOLD OUT
Nourse Theater
Fanon: Decolonizing the Psyche - From Theory to Practice
Red Bay Coffee
The most popular events in your news feed!