Yeats & the Problem of Crazy Jane
Public Talk with Professor Margaret Mills Harper at 6pm Thursday 28 April at The Model Theatre, Sligo
This talk considers Yeats’s late 1930s flowering in poetry that is randy, raucous, rampaging, but possessing also a rare subtlety and rhythmic feeling. The talk opens up discussion of poetics, censorship, balladry, sexuality, the fascinating western figures of Cracked Mary and Crazy Jane, what you can get up to beneath trees, and even a type of herbal substance named ‘Warlock’. Professor Harper’s scholarship is both engaging and profound, and this is a talk not to be missed.
Margaret Mills Harper is Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English at the University of Limerick. She is the author of The Aristocracy of Art: Joyce and Wolfe (1990), and Wisdom of Two: The Spiritual and Literary Collaboration of George and W. B. Yeats ( 2006). She has co-edited two of the four volumes of Yeats’s “Vision” Papers (1992 and 2001) and both the 1925 and 1937 versions of Yeats’s A Vision (2008, 2015).
For details click here: https://yeatsandthewest.org/2016/04/25/yeats-the-problem-of-crazy-jane/