Event Title

W.H. Auden and the Modern Elegy

Location

Davis 306

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:45 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

With W.H. Auden's poems as case studies, this project investigates the definition of elegy as it has evolved in the modern moment. To what extent do poems of mourning composed in the modern times reflect and/or challenge the pastoral conventions that preceded them? To what extent are modern elegies consolatory or cynical?

Faculty Sponsor

Elizabeth Sagaser

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. English Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1704

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Apr 30th, 2:45 PM Apr 30th, 3:25 PM

W.H. Auden and the Modern Elegy

Davis 306

With W.H. Auden's poems as case studies, this project investigates the definition of elegy as it has evolved in the modern moment. To what extent do poems of mourning composed in the modern times reflect and/or challenge the pastoral conventions that preceded them? To what extent are modern elegies consolatory or cynical?

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/288