Poetics Across the Disciplines: Elegies by Ben Jonson and Dylan Thomas

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In this session, a panel of faculty members from English, Classics, Comparative Literature, and Creative Writing will discuss Ben Jonson’s “On my First Son” and Dylan Thomas’ “A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London.” In conversation with the audience, the panel will illustrate how interdisciplinary perspectives in the humanities shed light on two masterpieces of lyric poetry that grapple with grief and the role of elegy.