Listen to a Lecture
Every now and then I give lectures in various public forums, some of which I record. When I manage a decent capture of a lecture, I’ll post it here to give anyone a taste of my interests and style of teaching literature. If you do give a listen and are moved to comment or critique what you hear, I’d be keen to hear.
I gave a brief (for me!) talk on A Vision, the occult classic by W.B. Yeats, as part of the celebrations commemorating his 150th birthday. I dressed for the occasion in a peackock-blue silk waistcoat (couldn’t find a pince-nez, so my … Continue reading
Health issues have arisen for me (not too serious, but not negligible) that have unsettled the scheduling of the remaining courses for this year. Until I know more, I would ask that no one transfer any fees to my account … Continue reading
I’ve uploaded the two parts of a lecture I delivered 28 May, the last in Kate Burridge’s History and Sociology of English unit at Monash University. Kate had to attend an overseas conference in the final week, so she asked me … Continue reading
Two moments from our last session on Dante’s Paradiso Punctuated by the noise of workmen on scaffolding outside our fourth-floor windows: quasi-angelic attendants in fluoro-vests and hard-hats. Dante’s Paradiso Ends in Dance Dante’s Paradiso-St John, Plato, and Love
Gave a lecture to year-12 International Baccalaureate students at Wesley college today. Fabulous audience, fabulous venue. As far as I could tell, a good time was had by all, and I’m posting an audio file of my talk here. powerpoint: … Continue reading