Coffee lecture: Poetry through the ages

    • 	Image: Kristin Headlam O Rose II 1996 © Kristin Headlam, 1996. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
    • With Professor Barry Spurr

      Course, Lecture / symposium

Professor Barry Spurr, popular lecturer at the Gallery and Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sydney, presents this new series, surveying the different and contrasting eras of poetry in English history.

It will reflect broader developments in thought and artistic expression, beginning with early modern love poetry of the 16th century and concluding with the modernists of the 20th century.

In each lecture, broader themes will be brought into focus in the discussion of several poems by leading poets of the age.

Start with coffee in the Domain Theatre foyer at 10am, followed by the talk at 10.30am in the Domain Theatre.

Thursdays 13-27 June, 11-25 July 2013, 10am

Single session:
$25 member
$30 non-member
$20 student with ID card

Full series:
$125 member
$150 non-member

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

BOOK ONLINE

Cancellations: Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. With subscription tickets there are no refunds for single sessions, unless a session is cancelled. Not negotiable.

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre

Image: Kristin Headlam O Rose II 1996 © Kristin Headlam, 1996. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

    • Early modern love poetry: Petrarchanism and anti-Petrarchanism

      Charges apply

      Thursday 13 June 10am – 11:30am
      BOOK ONLINE

      Read the description

      Astrophel and Stella by Sir Philip Sidney; Songs and sonnets by John Donne

    • The poetry of meditation: 17th-century religious poetry

      Charges apply

      Thursday 20 June 10am – 11:30am
      BOOK ONLINE

      Read the description

      Holy sonnets by John Donne; The temple by George Herbert; Paradise lost by John Milton

    • Neo-classical poetry

      Charges apply

      Thursday 27 June 10am – 11:30am
      BOOK ONLINE

      Read the description

      The rape of the lock by Alexander Pope; The vanity of human wishes by Samuel Johnson; On a distant prospect of Eton College and Elegy written in a country churchyard by Thomas Gray

    • Romantic poetry

      Charges apply

      Thursday 11 July 10am – 11:30am
      BOOK ONLINE

      Read the description

      Songs of innocence and experience by William Blake; Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Ode: intimations of immortality… and The world is too much with us by William Wordsworth; This lime-tree bower my prison and Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • Victorian poetry

      Charges apply

      Thursday 18 July 10am – 11:30am
      BOOK ONLINE

      Read the description

      The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold; Remember and Echo by Christina Rossetti; The windhover and Pied beauty by Gerard Manly Hopkins

    • The modernists

      Charges apply

      Thursday 25 July 10am – 11:30am
      BOOK ONLINE

      Read the description

      The Lake of Isle of Innisfree, No second Troy and The second coming by WB Yeats; The love song of J Alfred Prufrock, The waste land and Journey of the magi by TS Eliot