"I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security. I do not want a Church concerned with being at the centre and then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures. If something should rightly disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without meaning and a goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: 'Give them something to eat' (Mk 6:37)." (Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (November 2013), #49)

 

Course: Romanticism and the Sublime

Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and Keats
JRomanticism

Course postponed
Romanticism (1790 – 1840) was the antithesis of Neo Classicism. It was a movement in art, music and literature that caught the imagination of ground-breaking thinkers and composers. Its swirling shapes, dramatic compositions and bold palette encapsulated the contemporary revolutionary spirit in the Americas and France; moreover its poets in particular responded to this cataclysmic time in history of Napoleonic Wars, Industrial Revolution and British Parliamentary Reform. The Romantic Four - William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Shelley and John Keats offer us some of the greatest poetry ever written.

Their poetics on the Sublime, Nature as Teacher and Guide, the hungers of Ordinary Man, the Exotic Other and the Child became the cornerstones to how we understand ourselves and our world.

Join us in a fascinating four week exploration of Romanticism and the Sublime.
Week 1: William Wordsworth
Week 2: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Week 3: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Week 4: John Keats

Dr Elizabeth Guy (BA Dip Ed, Diploma in Art History, Masters, Hons., PhD in Poetry & Politics) has taught Literature and Language in high schools in NSW and WA as well as in UTS, Sydney University, University of Santiago Chile, University of South Pacific Fiji and the University of Sterling in Scotland. She is currently writing a book on Poetry.

Presenter: Dr Elizabeth Guy
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney
When: Four Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, 9 - 30 October 2018 
Cost: $144/person (including notes)

Please register before the course starts so that notes will be available. It helps a lot. 

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