18th-Century British Poetry Group at the U of C: Autumn Quarter Schedule

Session One (Tonight, October 15)

John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel (1681 text)

Rosenwald 432, 5 p.m.

1101 E 58th St, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637

Download tonight’s reading, Absalom and Achitophel, here.


Session Two (October 29)

Jonathan Swift: The “Stella” poems; “A Description of the Morning;” “A Description of a City Shower;” “The Lady’s Dressing Room;” “A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed;” “Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift”


Session Three (November 12)

Alexander Pope, The Dunciad (1743 text)


Session Four (December 10)

James Thomson, The Seasons


Come for the impassioned intellectual discussions; stay for the free beer and pizza.

To RSVP or for more information about the group, contact the organizers: Michael Hansen (hansenm@uchicago.edu) or Sam Rowe (samuel.toman.rowe@gmail.com).

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