October 1, 2012

Vol. 28 , No. 02   


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Reinventing Bach
PAUL ELIE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
LECTURE: 6:45 p.m. PARENTS DINING ROOM

Paul Elie is a Senior Research Fellow with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Director of the American Pilgrimage Project, a university partnership with StoryCorps which is based in the Berkley Center. His work deals primarily with the ways religious ideas are given expression in literature, the arts, music, and culture in the broadest sense.

Elie is the author of two books. His first work is called The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage, published in 2003. It was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and won a PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. His newest work, Reinventing Bach (2012), traces the fascinating relationship between Bach interpreters and new recording technologies, telling the story of how musicians of genius have made Bach’s music new in our time.

Elie has also authored essays and articles for The Atlantic, The New York Times, Commonweal, and other periodicals. He is also the moderator of the Georgetown's Faith & Culture Lecture Series, a series of public conversations about the interaction of religion, art, literature, and society.


Paul Elie’s Athenaeum talk is sponsored by the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies and will be held in Parent’s Dining Room.