The Lives of Emily Dickinson: Poetry, Philosophy, Sexuality
Where: Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave.
212-817-7000 Price: Free
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Emily Dickinson belongs to that class of artists who continuously challenge interpretation through the magnitude of their vision. Her astoundingly original poetry continues to disturb, delight, intrigue, and challenge us today. In this seminar, Jerome Charyn presents a revisionary picture of the great poet in ways that challenge received opinions: as a woman who was deeply philosophical, intensely engaged with the world, and attracted to members of both sexes. Music figured prominently in Dickinson’s poetry. The seminar will address the use of musical imagery in her poems, from the sounds of the natural world to the role of music as a source of inspiration and transcendence. The music of Amy Beach will be discussed in preparation for a theatrical concert that merges her music and a dramatic monologue based on Dickinson’s poetry and letters.Buy tickets/get more info now