Part 3 of 3. Lecture delivered on T.S. Eliot as part of the course ‘Modern Poetry’. In this lecture, Professor Langdon Hammer considers the psycho-sexual aspects of T.S. Eliot’s, The Waste Land. The landscape of the poem is described and its key figures introduced. Particular emphasis is placed on couples and scenes of dialogue with aspects of romantic or sexual distress. At the lecture’s conclusion, a broad summation of the individual units of the poem is presented, and the editing process, in particular Ezra Pound’s contributions, is reflected upon.
Lecture chapters consist of:
- T. S. Eliot Poem: “The Waste Land” [00:00:00]
- “The Waste Land”: The Burial of the Dead [00:01:19]
- “The Waste Land”: A Game of Chess [00:20:47]
- “The Waste Land”: The Fire Sermon [00:30:45]
- “The Waste Land”: What the Thunder Said [00:43:07]
Also available as audio and as a transcript. Lecture handouts are available for the a activities.
Original URL: http://oyc.yale.edu/english/engl-310/lecture-12
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