The Waste Land

This event is hosted by the Abigail Adams Institute and cosponsored by Collegium Institute.

Join us for an online workshop on T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, in which we will read through and discuss the entire poem—the supreme instance of poetic modernism. Here Eliot grapples with the personal and social chaos of Western civilization after the inferno of the First World War and the conflagration of “liberal” optimism. Uprootedness, alienation, apocalypticism, the war between the sexes, the memory of the dead, Europe’s death instinct, the possibilities of coherence within postmodern pastiche, the possibilities for renewal amidst devastation, possible synthesis of East and West: The Waste Land contains worlds, and goes to the heart of the world in which we still live.

Date & Time: Friday, April 17th at 4:00 PM



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