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Open discussion to compare comics, Shakespeare, myths

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LAURINBURG — Are the stories from Shakespeare something boring that only a professor would be interested in, or are they just as cool and exciting as the latest Iron Man movie?


The answer to that question and more will be discussed at the “Comics, Shakespeare and Greek Mythology: Pop Culture through the Ages” Liberal Arts & Science Café at St. Andrews University on Tuesday.


This event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Ronald H. Bayes Writers’ Forum Lounge of Orange Hall. Presenting will be Drs. Joe Harris, assistant professor of mathematics and Ted Wojtasik, instructor of English and writing.


The presentation will focus on examining the concept of heroism and villainous with an eye to common threads to comic books, Shakespeare and Greek mythology.


“You can simultaneously take (Shakespeare) very seriously and he can be entertaining at the same time,” Harris said. “The same could be said for comics.”


This is the second in a series of interdisciplinary discussions to be held at St. Andrews University. There will be audience participation and the formal part of the program will last approximately an hour, with the opportunity for discussions afterwards. Appetizers will be available on a first come, first serve basis.


For more information about this event, contact Joe Harris at harrisjt@sapc.edu or 910-277-5244.

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