Brotherhood Book Club
Thursday nights in February on Zoom
With Temple Member, Matthew Kim
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
The book we will be reading is titled Noah’s Arkive by Jeffrey Cohen and Julian Yates. Here is a blurb:
In Noah’s Arkive, Jeffrey J. Cohen and Julian Yates examine the long history of imagining endurance against climate catastrophe—as well as alternative ways of creating refuge. They trace how the elements of the flood narrative were elaborated in medieval and early modern art, text, and music, and now shape writing and thinking during the current age of anthropogenic climate change. Arguing that the biblical ark may well be the worst possible exemplar of human behavior, the chapters draw on a range of sources, from the Epic of Gilgamesh and Ovid’s tale of Deucalion – the Greek equivalent of Noah – and Pyrrha – wife of Deucalion – to speculative fiction, climate fiction, and stories and art dwelling with environmental catastrophe.
Everyone is invited!! Watch for the link!