Weekend Intensive: The Sonnet


Other forms may come and go, but the sonnet seems to be eternal. Invented by a lawyer (will wonders never cease?) named Giacomo da Lentini at the Sicilian court of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in the first half of the 13th century, it continues to thrive today in every European language and beyond. Dear to Dante, a centerpiece of Italian lyric in the Renaissance, crucial to the development of English poetry in Shakespeare's time, essential to scores of modern poets of every background imaginable, this fourteen-line form has helped us to understand who we are for almost 800 years. Join us for a romp through the history of the sonnet as we study how to make them ourselves and join that great tradition.

***Please note: this class will meet Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and Sunday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

Instructor: David J. Rothman, PhD Learn More


Nov 10, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pmNov 11, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pmNov 12, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm