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Why Should We Study Gray's Elegy? - Professor Belinda Jack

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Published on Oct 14, 2014

In this short Interview, Belinda Jack, the Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, talks about one of the works that she will be examining in detail in her upcoming lectures. With its themes of loss and remembrance, Elegy is a profound work of puissant genius: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and...

Literature of any merit has its ambiguities and this allows for different readings, giving rise to different interpretations and so, literary critical debate. This series of lectures will focus on four novels and two poems in order to focus on these ‘Mysteries of Writing’.
Works have been selected for their popularity or, contrariwise, their relative obscurity, to offer historical range, and to include both English and non-English texts. In analysing a few works in detail, methods of reading will be identified which can be used to unlock from all texts some of their abiding and powerful relevance to human life.
Professor Jack continues her tenure as the Gresham Professor of Rhetoric. Information on her ongoing series of free public lectures is available here: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/rhetoric-lec...

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,600 lectures free to access or download from the website.
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