The Fire Sermon and the Sphinx: The Poetry of William Empson

Interesting Literature In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle analyses the peculiar modernism of an obscure poet William Empson wrote one of the most influential works of literary criticism of the entire twentieth century. His 1930 book Seven Types of Ambiguity, which put forward seven different ways in which a varietyContinue reading “The Fire Sermon and the Sphinx: The Poetry of William Empson”

La realidad virtual y la realidad aumentada forman parte de la educación del futuro

Originally posted on HUMANIDADES Y NTICS:
La Universidad de Washington anunció la creación de un laboratorio de investigación de realidad virtual (RV) y realidad aumentada (RA) de $ 6 millones de dólares financiado por Facebook, Google y Huawei. El objetivo del Centro de investigación, según el comunicado de prensa, es “acelerar la innovación en el campo y educar…

10 Classic Wilfred Owen Poems Everyone Should Read

Interesting Literature The best poems of Wilfred Owen Previously, we’ve selected ten of the best poems about the First World War; but of all the English poets to write about that conflict, one name towers above the rest: Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). Here’s our pick of Wilfred Owen’s ten best poems. ‘Futility’. This is a briefContinue reading “10 Classic Wilfred Owen Poems Everyone Should Read”

May Sinclair’s Modernist Masterpiece: The Life and Death of Harriett Frean

Interesting Literature In this week’s Dispatches from the Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle bangs the drum for an undervalued modernist novel 1922 was the annus mirabilis and high point of modernist literature. James Joyce’s Ulysses, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Other Stories, and Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room wereContinue reading “May Sinclair’s Modernist Masterpiece: The Life and Death of Harriett Frean”

CONTAR LOS DÍAS, UNA TAREA NADA FÁCIL EN ROMA

Originally posted on Amigos de la Lengua y Literatura:
Como tantas otras cosas cotidianas actuales, el calendario por el que nos regimos (en Occidente, al menos) deriva de los antiguos romanos. La palabra misma que usamos, calendario, tiene su origen en la palabra latina calendas, “cuya traducción es proclamar, ya que los sacerdotes proclamaban el principio de cada…