Relevant Religion Series: To Rebuff the Big Wind
3/16/2013, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Open to the Public
Location: Divinity School (Google map of this location)
Cost: $10 per person. Information and Online Registration: http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/news/rel_religion.php | (615) 936-8453
Vanderbilt University Divinity School Relevant Religion Series with Victor Judge, "To Rebuff the Big Wind: Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Glory of Metaphor"
Presenter: Victor Judge, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
The nineteenth-century English Jesuit priest and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was endowed with a religious and poetic imagination that inspired an unprecedented expression of the soul’s yearning for intimacy with God. A precursor to literary modernism, Hopkins forged a new theological and poetic grammar for translating his reflections upon the Divine Mystery of Creation. During this lecture and discussion, we shall explicate Hopkins’ sonnet, “The Windhover: To Christ Our Lord,” as an onomatopoeic recreation in verse of the Crucifixion and Resurrection.