The Grammar of Eden: A Reading of Genesis 1-3
Audio recording of a lecture given by tutor Erika Martinez on October 23, 2020 as part of the Dean's Lecture & Concert Series. The Dean's Office has provided this description of the event: "In Genesis, God calls things into being, demonstrating speech at its most powerful. Two of his creations, though—the man and the woman—cannot speak to each other and in fact never do. Thinking about the garden of Eden as a place of grammatical development—both the grammar of body and the grammar of speech—shows why the conversation between the woman and the serpent precedes any other. Considering the speech of all four characters—God, the man, the woman, and the serpent—shows how conversation between humans emerges as a possibility only as they exit the garden."
Santa Fe, NM
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