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Poetic Thinking 2016 | January 27, 2020

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Theatre & Film

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

Sebald, Carson, Gass and Barthes: two poems, three photographs,

February 18, 2016 |

I was thinking of these different photographs and doing some creative writing–the two pieces seemed to turn into a kind of poem (two different poems actually).

Me: I am quite interested in the essay as a form, along with the … Read More

herding the wind: hopefulness and futility in ecclesiastes

January 13, 2016 |

Leonard Bernstein’s score for the 1961 film West Side Story (originally written for an earlier stage production), specifically Tony and Maria’s duet “One Hand, One Heart,” came to mind while reading Ecclesiastes. For those who haven’t seen the film, Tony and Maria 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