Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Academic Earth and Elizabeth Bishop

Academic Earth is 'an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world class education' - basically, a YouTube of high-class university lectures on many subjects, from astronomy to medicine, economics to engineering. It's in beta, and so is only starting to build its collection. In terms of English, there are three courses from Yale University, including, below, a lecture on Elizabeth Bishop by Langdon Hammer on one of the Leaving Cert poets (at a considerably higher level, of course). Hammer also lectures on Frost, Yeats, World War I poetr, T.S. Eliot, Hart Crane and more - 25 in total.

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