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Poetic Thinking 2016 | June 18, 2019

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Alternate Eurydices

March 16, 2016 |

As we discussed the Orpheus myth last week, it made me think of other versions of it that I’ve encountered. Both are by women, and both give a lot more voice to Eurydice than to Orpheus. The first one is … Read More

Death and The Button Moulder

March 9, 2016 |

Thinking about The Seventh Seal, I have been thinking about how Death is portrayed. We spoke a little bit last week about the fact that Death is not Satan, not evil. He has no malice for the knight, even though he … Read More

Reflections on Paradise and the Fall

January 13, 2016 |

We know, we die; such is the incontrovertible basis of the myth of the Fall. But the poet of Genesis saw something further, that our compulsion to knowledge is tinged with sadness. Indeed, our knowing and having to know are … Read More

Welcome to Poetic Thinking

October 13, 2015 |

Welcome to the course “Poetic Thinking Across Media.” This course will examine the human aptitude to approach life and the worlds we inhabit poetically, that is in manners of writing, speaking, and artistic creation that are not governed by systematic reasoning. … Read More