Elegies

Thursday 1.30 - 3.30

From Thomas Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ to Tony Harrison’s explosive contentious ‘v.’, the elegy has been a staple poetic form, perhaps as an expression of basic human needs. This course will look at examples, some famous, others less well known, of the elegy and in the process consider aspects of its development, especially during the modern period where transcendent certainties and assumptions have been in decline. Some poets we will be exploring include, among others, Thomas Gray, Thomas Hardy, Emily Dickinson and Tony Harrison.

  • Course Tutor: Dr Stephen Palmer
  • Course Duration: 10
  • Course dates: 21 Sep – 30 Nov
  • Half Term: 26 Oct
  • Price: £47

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