Odyssey: Poetry and Pictures: Making Connections

This course will examine the connections between modern poems and the famous paintings or photographs that have inspired them. For example, Rosanna Warren's "Renoir" is a tribute to the painter's_ Luncheon of the Boating Party_, W.H. Auden's "Musée des Beaux Arts" to Brueghel's The Fall of Icarus. The class, led by Susan Zimmerman, will consider the unique features of each pairing, but we will also be exploring more generally the connections between visual and literary expression. Although the course will focus on how to view art and to read poetry with heightened understanding, students need no prior training in art history or, for that matter, in analyzing poetry.

911.308.01 via Zoom
Thursday, Sept. 17 to Oct. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost: $105 (four sessions)

Full-time JHU faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. For registration information, email bhebron@jhu.edu.