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Lecture

ENG349 T.S.Eliot


Department
English
Course Code
ENG349H1
Professor
Christian Campbell

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ENG349
Thursday, September 22, 2011
T.S.Eliot
no poet has meaning of his own... relation to dead poets and artists, can’t value alone
Bishop as productive space to think about Eliots ideas of personal and impersonal
(im)personal
anticipate problems of reading own work
fidelity to reality
challenge reading practices
paralleling poet’s personal life with poem
yearning for space
tradition
relation
In the Waiting Room - Bishop
obsession and repetition
specific location, time, date
National Geographic -> anthropology, science of otherness
frame of looking, perception, culture, primitive/savagery...
turns in stanzas “suddenly”
inside & interiority
self & other
familiarity on unfamiliarity (i.e. breasts on black women)
difference
“But I felt, you are an I, you are an Elizabeth, you are one of them”
young girl awakening to be woman/person
moment of terror/strangeness
identifications, yearning
not a stable “I”
sensation of falling
waiting room becoming bright and hot -> realization?
liminality
between self and other, shifting, while in waiting room
between space and time
at end “back” in body, poem locates self completely
war as process of othering, divisions
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