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Next Seminar:

WIT, HEART, SUPPLICATION: THREE ENGLISH POETS – DONNE, KEATS, HOPKINS
Thursday, April 7 & 14 and Wednesday, April 20

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION

The three great eras of English poetry were marked by three great poets: John Donne for Metaphysical poetry; John Keats for Romanticism; and Gerard Manley Hopkins for Victorian era poetry. Each poet lived a turbulent life, replete with loss and sacrifice. Donne responds to loss and sacrifice through humble wit; Keats through innocent praise, and Hopkins through refined gratitude.  We will spend three nights discussing the meaning of some selected poems from each poet.


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MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

There is no education requirement, only a strong desire to learn, converse and meet new friends. The membership fee is $50 for an individual or $85 for a couple per year from date of purchase. Only Conversation with the Classics members may register for seminars.

BENEFITS OF JOINING

Conversation with the Classics members are dedicated to the study of the true, good, and beautiful. Benefits of membership include:

  • Attend every Conversation with the Classics seminar, and discuss great books from Dante’s Inferno to Melville’s Moby Dick
  • Priority registration for institute conferences, lectures, art exhibits, and other events
  • Receive the Portsmouth Institute’s bi-montly digest, Conversatio
  • Exclusive news and updates on the Portsmouth Institute from the executive director