Panel Conversations for Metamorphoses
Free Community Panel Conversations for Metamorphoses
Join a variety of artists, scholars, historians and docents to discuss the themes explored in Metamorphoses.Â The programming will take place at Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower Water Works, 821 N Michigan Ave. Panel Discussions are free and open to the public. Seating is subject to availability.
Free Panel Conversations-- Sundays at 4:30 pm
October 21, 2012
â€ś...myths are the earliest forms of scienceâ€ť: Myths and the Natural World
In addition to being among the most prodigious storytellers, the ancient Greeks were among the first scientists, astronomers, and doctors. How did their creation myths and their science reconcile, and how do ours today?Â Do myths fill in where science leaves off, or vice-versa?Â What are todayâ€™s myths, and what do they tell us about our understanding of â€śThe Way Things Workâ€ť?
- Dr. Alaka Wali, Curator of North American Anthropology and Applied Cultural Research Director in the Environment, Culture and Conservation Division of the Field Museum
- Dr. Lea Schweitz, Director of the Zygon Cneter for Religion and Science, and Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology/Religion and Science
October 28, 2012
â€ś...dreams are private mythsâ€ť: Myth, Mind and the Unconscious
â€śNarcissismâ€ť; â€śHysteriaâ€ť; â€śOedipus Complexâ€ť; even the term â€śpsychologyâ€ť itself â€“ these are evidence of how strongly Greek plays and ideas have shaped our perceptions of how the mind works.Â From Freud and Jung to modern psychology, how do these timeless stories help us identify the battles we fight, both internally and externally? How do these ancient stories help explain our primal impulses of sex, violence, desire, revenge, and love (to name just a few)?
- Dr. Thomas Lavin, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst with the C.G. Jung Center
- Dr. Mary Ellen Oâ€™Hare Lavin, Ph.D., C.A.D.C., Jungian psychotherapist
- Dr. Richard Bowen, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago
November 4, 2012
â€ś...never think - never think! -- you are safe from love...â€ť: Love, Sex and Myth
Whether someone is running towards love or desperately running from it, Aphrodite can grab hold of any of us at any time â€“ sometimes for good, sometimes for ill, but always at Her will.Â What are we to make of this powerful goddess and how she holds sway in our lives today? Â How do sexuality and gender play a part in loveâ€™s influence within the myths? Why is loveâ€™s power so transformative?Â
- Dr. Eli J. Finkel, Ph.D., Professor of Social Psychology at Northwestern University
- Katherine Greenwood, J.D., Ph.D.c Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Educator at Loyola University.
November 11, 2012
â€śLet me not outlive me own capacity to love...â€ť Myth and Being Human
Myths donâ€™t just explain â€śhow things came to beâ€ť but also how we are to be. and behave, with each other.Â What ethical code is imparted by the myths in Ovidâ€™s Metamorphoses, and what collective stories guide our conduct today?Â
- Rabbi Brant Rosen, Rabbi of Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Co-Founder of Ta'anit Tzedek, Chairperson of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council.
- Dr. Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D, Director of Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Leadership. Director of the Center for Bioethics, Science and Society. Professor of Religion. Northwestern
- Ken Novak, Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, Â Adult Education Co-Chair, Ethical Humanist Officiant,