Harvard professor and author Maria Tatar’s lecture for “Interdisciplinary Explorations: The Idea of Nature,” a public lecture series at Boise State University, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. March 9 in the Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive.
The talk is free. If you'd like to attend the post-lecture reception with Tatar, email Boise State English professor Samantha Harvey, who produces the series. The reception is for 21 and older.
Tatar originally was scheduled to give her talk, “The Wolf Trap: Entering the Woods Through Fairy Tales,” on Feb.18. Bad blizzards in Boston caused the delay.
Tatar an author of several books and is the chair of the folklore and mythology program at Harvard University and explores the world through our collective storytelling and myth-making. Her books include "Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales" and "Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood." You can check out her blog here.
Harvey brings international speakers to Boise. The idea is to discuss and discover how conceptions of nature are expressed in literature, art, philosophy, music, and other humanities disciplines.
All lectures are at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building and are free.
The rest of the series:
March 18: David Lowenthal, professor emeritus of geography at the University College London and author will discuss “Nature: From Howling Wilderness to the Call of the Wild.
April 23: Rebecca Kneale Gould, religion professor at Middlebury College in Vermont as a senior lecturer on environmental studies will speak about “The Nature of a Spacious Life.”
Click here to listen to past lecturers.