American Classics: T.S. Eliot

Christine Perrin June 3, 2012

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2012


T.S. Eliot represents high modernism and scares many of us with the difficulty of his work and the gigantic intellect that he applied to poetry, drama, and to literary criticism. Come to this seminar to spend a little time on the doorstep of the cathedral of thought and imagination he created, dwelling together. We will look at some of his poems and try to understand his legacy of how to read poems such as these. We will aim to see how finding a language adequate to the experience of the post-World War period involved such complexity.


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Christine Perrin
Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant and speaker, who is committed to the national renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He co-founded and serves full time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher serves as a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He is the former vice president of the Society for Classical Learning and the director of the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world. Christopher received his B.A. in history from the University of South Carolina and his M.Div. and Ph.D. in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. Johns College in Annapolis. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, PA for ten years. He is the author of the books An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, Greek for Children, and co-author of the Latin for Children series published by Classical Academic Press.

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Article - SCL Conference 2012

American Classics: Robert Frost

Article - SCL Conference 2011

American Classics: Emily Dickinson

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