“Terror, Brexit and U.S. Election Have Made 2016 the Year of Yeats”
Professor Jerry Farber
W.B. Yeats began as a brilliant young poet who turned to Irish tradition for his subject matter and who became an important figure in the “Celtic Revival” that emerged in the late nineteenth century. What is particularly interesting about Yeats is how, without entirely turning his back on Irish themes, he recreated himself as a poet, both in style and in subject matter, and in the process emerged as one of the greatest poets in the English language. And what may be even more interesting for us to consider are the reasons behind a Wall Street Journal headline that appeared last August: “Terror, Brexit and U.S. Election Have Made 2016 the Year of Yeats.”
Instructor: Jerry Farber is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University and was until recently a member of the English faculty at the University of San Diego. He holds a doctorate in comparative literature and has published three books and a number of scholarly articles.
Coordinator: Steve Clarey
Course Number: OSHR-70030 Credit: 0 units
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