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On reading & teaching the modern long poem, with reference to Williams's 'Paterson' & two passages from Eliot's 'The Waste Land'
(2015)
  • Eric Alan Weinstein
  • Alan Filreis
Abstract

Eric Alan Weinstein and Al Filreis spent some time in the Wexler Studio of the Kelly Writers House talking about the problematics of the modern long poem. Can it be taught? Why is it so challenging, despite its central importance? The discussion is intentionally general at first, but soon Eric and Al turn to Eliot's The Waste Land, and in particular to two modally quite distinct passages from the poem. This is a PennSound podcast, number 46 in the ongoing series. To see all episodes at once please see the PennSound archive. To see the series as part of Jacket2 magazine, go to jacket2.org.

Keywords
  • Modernism,
  • Poetry,
  • Pedagogy,
  • T.S. Eliot,
  • W.C. Williams
Publication Date
Spring January 22, 2015
Comments
Published in Jacket2, 22 Jan, 2015 as a PennSound Podcast, No. 46 in the series.
Citation Information
Eric Alan Weinstein and Alan Filreis. "On reading & teaching the modern long poem, with reference to Williams's 'Paterson' & two passages from Eliot's 'The Waste Land'" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric_alan_weinstein/13/