Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 07:00pm - 08:00pm
History Lecture Series
Presented by Stephen Curley, Ph.D., Regents Professor (English), Dept. of Liberal Studies, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsor - UTC Overseas, Inc.
The sea voyage is one of the earliest metaphors about the meaning of life. This lecture looks at how that metaphor works. First, we examine a short poem by Walt Whitman that seems to be about a merchant vessel. Next, we examine the story told in four nineteenth-century oil paintings by Thomas Cole, the Dean of the so-called Hudson River School of artists. And finally, we listen to and appreciate a complex tale of self-interest and self-sacrifice in a traditional British ballad.
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Location Houston Maritime Museum