“Thinking Revolution”

Javier Padilla Rios, Assistant Professor, Department of English

This presentation conceptualizes poems by W.B. Yeats and Ernesto Cardenal as sites where the poets ponder the prospect of revolution and national liberation. Engaging with Yeats’s initial ambivalence before his embrace of the Easter Rebellion, to Cardenal’s theological engagement with Marxist thought in the context of the Sandinista revolution, the presentation concludes with a crucial yet vexed question: Is poetry a form of knowledge?


Photo credit:  Susan Meiselas. Molotov Man, 1979.


All are welcome. Refreshments 4:00-4:15 PM.

Tuesday, September 28 at 4:15pm to 6:00pm

Lawrence Hall, The Robert Ho Lecture Room,105


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