Welding the vertebraeMy beast, my age, who will try to look you in the eye, and weld the vertebrae of century to century? (Osip Mendelstam, 'The Age', ll. 1-4)
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The deadline for blog submissions has been extended to 12 noon on Tuesday 28 May. This is an absolute deadline – I will not be able to take into consideration any posts posted after that time.
This is to confirm that I have extended the deadline for the submission of take-home papers to 8.55am on Saturday. Please note that papers should be submitted by that time in both electronic form, via email, and hard copy. Hard … Continue reading
Here are the Seamus Heaney lecture slides – simply click on the link to download them. (If you have any problems, let me know.) If this works, I’ll also upload the lecture slides for previous classes to the blog, so that you … Continue reading
For anyone who missed the class, or mislaid their handout, here’s the text of Seamus Heaney’s ‘Punishment’, which we’ll focus upon on Friday. You can add your thoughts and your answers to the questions I set you below, in the … Continue reading
On Tuesday we’ll be looking at the work of the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. On Tuesday I gave you a selection of his poems to read (if you weren’t in … Continue reading
Here’s a link to Philip Larkin reading his poem, ‘Church Going’, and here is a definition and a picture of a rood loft (but don’t worry about this too much, the speaker in the poem, like most of us, seems … Continue reading