From the Archives: How to Illicit Good Questions.
This week we dig deep into the Quiddity archive for a conversation between Andrew Kern, Matt Bianco, and David Kern on how to get good questions from a reluctant student.
Museums: Build 'em or Burn 'em
In this episode, Dr. Matthew Bianco and Katerina Kern debate the merits of museums as curators of beauty. They discuss context versus access, democratizing or neutering transcendence, preserving or petrifying the past, and much more.
Rediscovering the Golden Key, Part 2
This episode of Quiddity is part two of an interview between Katerina Kern and Jonathan Pageau about symbols, stories, and the patterns that lead us to God. Portions of this interview were originally published in the FORMA Journal, Issue 17.
Rediscovering the Golden Key, Part 1
This episode of Quiddity is part one of an interview between Katerina Kern and Jonathan Pageau about symbols, stories, and the patterns that lead us to God. Portions of this interview were originally published in the FORMA Journal, Issue 17.
Atonement in Medieval Poetry
In this episode, Brandon LeBlanc sits down with Dr. Justin Jackson for a follow-up conversation from the 2022 National Conference about atonement in medieval poetry. They cover The Great Chain of Being, choices in translation, Vernacular Theology, and much more.You can find Dr. Jackson's conference talk here: https://www.circeinstitute.org/store/audio-resources/cosmic-mystery-christ-imagining-atonement-medieval-poetryAnd the audio for the entire conference here: https://www.circeinstitute.org/Audio2022Or stream every CIRCE talk here: https://www.patreon.com/circeconferenceEdition recommendations from Dr. Jackson:Dante: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-divine-comedy-of-dante-alighieri-volume-1-dante-alighieri/1122982342Pearl Poet: https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520078710/the-complete-works-of-the-pearl-poetJulian of Norwich: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393979152 (edited)
The Ideal School, Part 2
Welcome back to Quiddity! This week, we are sharing part two of a discussion on the Ideal School between Dr. Matthew Bianco and Katerina Kern. In this episode, they flip the script and Matthew presents his vision and answers questions from Katerina.
The Ideal School, Part 1
Join Katerina Kern and Dr. Matthew Bianco as they discuss the complex notion of an "ideal" school. Here in part one, Katerina offers her own definition of an ideal school and fields questions from Matthew in return.
Invisible by the Visible
In his National Conference Plenary, "There Are Worlds and There Are Worlds," John Hodges brought us into the interplay between the seen and the unseen. The topic was too rich for a single session, so Brandon sat down with him to dive deeper into the waters. You can find John’s talk in which he takes the audience through the music of The Firebird as well as other conference audio at https://www.patreon.com/circeconferenceTo learn more about John’s work at The Center for Western Studies please visit: https://www.centerws.com/.