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This seminar will explore the richness, variety, and depth of selected poetry by the Irish Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney (1939-2013). His poetry portrays the rituals of rural life, the human costs of violence, and a mature hopefulness and admirable choice to love others in the face of loss and despair.
Six sessions. Registration – $230
Joseph Heininger is a professor of English at Dominican University. His interests include modern and contemporary Irish poetry and prose, classical influences in poetry, modern British literature, and ecological writing.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
Opened Ground by Seamus Heaney. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. ISBN: 9780374526788
Selected Poems, 1988-2013 by Seamus Heaney. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. ISBN: 9780374535612
For the first session, please read two early poems in Seamus Heaney’s Opened Ground: “Digging” (page 3) and “Follower” (page 10).
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
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