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DITA releases spring 2014 lineup of new events and classes
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts (DITA) will welcome a host of visiting artists and scholars from January to May 2014 for concerts, lectures, readings, workshops, and panels from within the Divinity School, Duke Chapel, the Duke Department of Music, and beyond.

Events will include the culmination of the work of the Duke-Cambridge theology and arts collaboration with the U.S. premiere of a new St. Luke Passion by James MacMillan, a lecture by Christian Art scholar Robin Jensen, a continuation of the Dean’s Songwriters Series with folk artist Carrie Newcomer, and three days of performance and poetry with singer-songwriters Steve Bell and Malcolm Guite.

Events and lectures will bring other guests from the ongoing Duke-Cambridge collaboration including David Ford, Sarah Coakley, Alan Torrance, and Irish poet Micheal O’Siadhail. Professor Roger Lundin will also be joining the faculty as a visiting scholar in residence.

More details about all DITA events will be released over the coming months.

January-May – New Courses

Visiting Scholar in Residence: Prof. Roger Lundin

Three new courses:*
         Introduction to Christian Approaches to Literature - Daniel Train
         Theology and the Arts in Late Modernity - Professor Roger Lundin
         The Passion and the Arts - Dean Richard Hays and Professor Jeremy Begbie
 
* Courses will be open for registration with all other Spring 2014 classes. Please see the course schedule for more information.

Feb 16-18 – “The Word Made Fresh”

Preaching, lectures, workshop, and performances with priest & poet Malcom Guite, folk musician Steve Bell, and DITA director Jeremy Begbie
Duke Divinity School and Blacknall Presbyterian Church (Durham)
Includes both public and Duke-only events

Feb 26 – Dean’s Songwriters Series

Performance with folk musician Carrie Newcomer
Duke Divinity School, time and room TBD
Public event

March 27 – Lecture

Lecture on Early Christian Art by Robin Jensen
Duke Divinity School, AMCR, 7:30 PM

April 9-13 – “Sounding the Passion”

Scottish composer James MacMillan and Duke-Cambridge scholars’ visit; U.S. Premier of MacMillan's St. Luke Passion
Apr 9: Evening poetry reading and reception with Micheal O’Siadhail
Apr 10: Public lunchtime panel and public evening lecture by MacMillan (response by Sarah Coakley)
Apr 11: "The Future of Theology" lunchtime session with David Ford, Alan Torrance, and Sarah Coakley; afternoon Composer's Workshop with MacMillan
Apr 13: St. Luke Passion U.S. premiere, Palm Sunday 4 p.m. at Duke Chapel
 
The “Sounding the Passion” week includes both public and Duke-only events.

Fall Semester 2013

The fall semester continues with one more installment of the Image & Word film series, featuring Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life, on Oct. 24, and a lecture on iconoclasm and Michelangelo’s last Pietá by Anna Marazuela Kim on Nov. 6.
 
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