BAC Talk. That 'Never-Ending Rustle of Poplar Trees': Pater, Hopkins, Monet

November 18, 2022 (12:30 pm)

Location: BAC 325

BAC Talk Julianna Will

The next BAC Talk will take place on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 12:30-1:30pm in BAC 325.

Julianna Will will give a talk entitled "That "Never-Ending Rustle of Poplar Trees': Pater, Hopkins, Monet."

Abstract: The works of Walter Pater, Claude Monet, and Gerard Manley Hopkins all use the motif of the poplar tree to explore the unsettling realization that even the most imposing elements of life (and of the 'self') are actually vulnerable, imperiled, deciduous. From the late 1870s onwards, all three focus on poplars to articulate their most challenging notions of aesthetic experience, the human-nature symbiosis, and an all-too modern impression of life's evanescence and fragility.

All are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Tea and light snacks will be served!


Made possible by the generous support of The Harrison McCain Foundation, the Faculty of Arts, and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

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