Robert Alter will deliver the keynote lecture for the 1611 Symposium -- a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible -- at the University of Memphis. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the University Center.
From 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Blount Auditorium at Rhodes College, he will join five other scholars in a roundtable discussion of the King James Bible.
The events are free and open to the public.
More information about the events can be found here, and a review of Alter's book on the KJV, Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible, can be found here.