achilles

Reading
In this lecture on Homer titled "We Should Shudder," Michael Schmidt discusses the distance of early Greek sensibility from our own and the power of impersonal writing in Homer's poems, reflecting upon what modern poets can learn from this approach. He also incorporates readings of poems by W.H. Auden and Edwin Muir.
Reading

Srikanth Reddy presents a lecture on wonder, approaching the concept in Western thought via Homer's shield of Achilles. He also reads a section of his poetry manuscript in progress, Underworld Lit. This lecture was originally given with Timothy Donnelly and Rachel Zucker as part of the 2018 Bagley Wright Lecture Series conference "You Are Who I Am Talking To: Poetry, Attention, & Audience."

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