In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a ruler is exiled because he spends too much time studying his books and too little on the affairs of his kingdom. But on a magic island, he can be a philosopher and a king — bringing together the contemplative and active lives. In this online seminar, led by Professor Jenna Storey, fellows will closely study one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays to meditate on the true foundations of political authority.

Images: Scene from Shakespeare’s The Tempest | Miranda Observing the Wreck of the King’s Ship

Jenna Storey discusses civic friendship


Jenna Silber Storey

Jenna Silber Storey is Assistant Professor in Politics and International Affairs at Furman University.  Her research and writing is focused on the relation of politics and theology in the work of Carl Schmitt and Pierre Manent.

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