Dr Peter Anderson, senior lecturer, Department of English, University of Cape Town
Some poems stick in the mind (Auden called poetry ‘memorable speech’), and some stick in the so-called canon – which is not, nor should be, the stable hierarchy of middle-class ‘taste’ that it has been for years. Nonetheless, this series aims to read five more-or-less ‘mainstream’ poems in a way that argues for their greatness and, more especially, teaches the lay reader how to get to grips with a poem more thoroughly.
1. John Donne: ‘The Good Morrow’
2. Charlotte Smith: ‘Written in the Church-Yard at Middleton in Sussex’
3. Robert Lowell: ‘Skunk Hour’
4. Philip Larkin: ‘The Whitsun Weddings’
5. Jeremy Cronin: ‘Walking on Air’
Copies of the poems will be provided.
Date: 21 – 25 January
Time: 1.00 pm
COURSE FEES Full: R550,00 Staff and Students R275,00
|Venue: Classroom 2A Kramer Law Building UCT