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Since 2012, the Department of English has sponsored its literature in the community series, Literature Matters, featuring talks about our research for the Saskatoon community.

By Heart: A Talk about Memorizing Poetry

A talk by Dr. Lisa Vargo (PhD) in the Literature Matters series

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The University of Saskatchewan Department of English presents a talk in the Literature Matters series

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 28
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Grace-Westminster United Church Social Hall, 505 10th St. E., Saskatoon

Free and open to the public

About this event

A talk by Dr. Lisa Vargo (PhD)

What poems do you know by heart? Why do you know them and what might they offer you? This talk concerns the memorized poem and will offer a brief history of memorizing poems, offer some thoughts about techniques to memorize poems, and consider why one might (or might not) bother to do so. It would be lovely to hear some examples of poems that you remember. Ted Hughes’ observation, “There are many reasons for learning poems. But memorising them should be like a game. It should be a pleasure,” will offer the presiding spirit for the talk.

Info: english.department@usask.ca


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