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Sounding the Sonnets Finale

Sounding Sonnets Finale 10

Sounding the Sonnets is called "a ritual performance happening" by Professor Mark Z. Muggli as part of his project, "Our Shakespeare: Renewing Connections," as Luther College's 2011-13 Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities.  The project aims to nurture our community’s re-discovery of the range, power, and wisdom of Shakespeare’s art. The project title alludes to the individualistic language of the internet (“My Cart,” “My Luther”) to suggest our common investment in the creation, appreciation, distribution, and adaptation of individual artists’ work. The word play in the subtitle suggests both that we can renew our connections, and that the connections themselves are renewing. In the words of the general Jones Professorship description, this project emphasizes that “the traditions of the humanities can speak clearly across boundaries of individual lives and of periods in history, and that preservation and examination of cultural traditions is an important part of our history.”

See photos of the Sounding the Sonnets Finale on December 9, 2011, below: