"War and Poetry": An Evening of Readings, Analysis, and Discussion"

11.26.08

 

The Boston University Institute for Philosophy & Religion
2008-2009 Lecture Series

presents
James Winn
English Department; Director, Humanities Foundation
Boston University
"War and Poetry": An Evening of Readings,
 
Analysis, and Discussion"
      
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 pm
Boston University The Castle
225 Bay State Road
 
This lecture is free and open to the public. 
 
"Some poets devote their talents to celebrating courage.  Others focus on regretting loss.  The greatest war poets do both at once:  they praise the victor while mourning the victim; they honor the dead while raising deep questions about the meaning of honor."
             --James Winn, The Poetry of War

The next event in the Institute for Philosophy and Religion's interdisciplinary series on "Justice in Conflict—Justice in Peace" will be a conversation featuring readings and discussion of notable poems concerning war.  Hosted by Professor James Winn (BU English), author of the recently-published book The Poetry of War (Cambridge, 2008).  Join us in the Castle for conversation and seasonal refreshments.