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SOLD OUT – TS Eliot, Magic & Mysticism
25 August 2016 (Thursday) @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TS Eliot, Magic & Mysticism SOLD OUT.
Lecture – Dr Allan Johnson (University of Surrey)
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T.S. Eliot is one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1948. His writing was influenced by a life-long intellectual interest in mystical thought, visible in his work — from The Waste Land’s tarot sequence to the Four Quartets’ alchemical symbolism. Tonight’s lecture explores his lifelong interest in Eastern mysticism and also in Western esoteric traditions, and the power of myth. In Eliot’s view, World War I had disrupted ancient cycles of fertility and renewal, and tonight’s speaker suggests that Eliot was attempting to renew the sacred through innovative poetic form.
Dr Allan Johnson (University of Surrey) is Associate Editor of Correspondences journal and Director of the Magic, Language, and Society project, a collaboration between Treadwell’s and the University of Surrey. This lecture is drawn from his forthcoming book, The Fisher King’s Wound: Sequence, Consequence, and a Sense of the Beginning, 1919-1945.
Price: £8 Apologies. This lecture is now sold out.
Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start