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 Posted: Wed Oct 16th, 2019 04:20 am
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For everyone unable to attend my keynote presentation WHY DO WE ENJOY TRAGEDIES? at Okanagan College on October 28, here’s a link to the full transcript! I talk about: 1) the impact of highly improbable events in life and literature, 2) introduce a new theory of tragedy called “risk theatre” that makes risk the dramatic fulcrum of the action, and 3) compare risk theatre with Aristotelian, Hegelian, and Nietzschean interpretations. No matter what you’re interested in—history, biography, drama, opera, novel, whatever—once you look at literature through the lens of risk, I guarantee that you’ll never look at it in the same way again. Thank you to Terry Scarborough and the English Department at Okanagan College for the invitation.