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:
- The Psychological Dimensions of T. S. Eliot’s Relationship to Literary Tradition [00:00:00]
- T. S. Eliot and the ‘Invention of Tradition’ [00:05:32]
- T. S. Eliot Poem: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” [00:26:35]
- 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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