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Since the Victorian era, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s book-length poem “In Memoriam” has consoled countless readers through loss. The poem’s verses have also invited generations of readers to explore the dynamics of memory and the nature of faith, friendship, science, and sexuality. Participants in this seminar will read “In Memoriam” in weekly installments, progressively addressing the poem’s language and structure, range and depth, and lasting challenges. Each session will also include relevant background readings and works by other poets.
Steven J. Venturino, PhD, the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, has led seminars at the Newberry Library and taught at Loyola University Chicago.
Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam (Norton Critical Edition, 2020). ISBN: 9780393679236
For the first session, please read the introduction by Erik Gray, as well as sections 1-8 of In Memoriam (pages xi-12)