T.S. Eliot (cont.) | Lecture 11 | Modern Poetry | Open Yale Courses

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Lecture on T.S. Eliot delivered as part of the Open Yale Colllge course ‘Modern Poetry’. Part 2 of 2. Professor Langdon Hammer’s discussion of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” continues with particular attention paid to the poem’s psychological, social, and generic elements. Eliot’s place in literary criticism and his modernist poetics are considered in the essay “The Metaphysical Poets.” The essay’s critique of Romanticism serves as a bridge to Eliot’s masterwork, The Waste Land, the first lines of which are presented and analyzed.

Lecture chapters consist of:

  1. The Psychological Dimensions of T. S. Eliot’s Relationship to Literary Tradition [00:00:00]
  2. T. S. Eliot and the ‘Invention of Tradition’ [00:05:32]
  3. T. S. Eliot Poem: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” [00:26:35]
  4. T. S. Eliot Poem: “The Waste Land” [00:33:42]

Also available as audio and transcript plus handouts for lecture activities.

Original URL: http://oyc.yale.edu/english/engl-310/lecture-11

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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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