The Gift of Language

October 2018

Our fifth YSD was held at the Essex Unitarian Church in London. Temenos’ own Hilary Davies spoke on poetry and translation, and Jenny Rallens presented on language and memory.

The afternoon seminar sessions involved the attentive reading of poetry: Shakespeare’s sonnets with Dr Joseph Milne; poems by Dylan Thomas, W.S Graham, and Thomas Traherne with Hilary Davies.

Additionally, Young Scholars from various disciplines presented creative and academic work related to the day’s theme:

Making the Res Publica One Word at a Time – Aristel Škrbić

“What is reading someone’s work, after all, but gradually acquiring the writer’s memory?” Writing and the Acquisition of Memory – Andrew Brookman

Horace’s Ode III.30 ‘exegi monumentum’ and Latin Metre – Maria Overy

How Music Was Made Vacuity: Exploring Rhyme in T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock and Other Observations – Adele Guyton

Nature’s Vocabulary of Symbols in Coleridge’s ‘Frost at Midnight’ – Kamil Sawicki

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