Edward Lear's Feelings
By Oxford University
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Written and presented by Matthew Bevis and Jasmine Jagger. This series of 4 short programmes considers the life and achievements of Edward Lear and studies how the poet's feelings are explored in his work. The series showcases the astonishing range of Lear's abilities by looking at his nonsense writing alongside many other forms of expression (letters, diaries, drawings, and paintings).
|1||CleanVideoIntroduction||This programme introduces Lear and outlines the structure of the programmes.||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoWonder||This programme examines different meanings of 'wonder' in Lear - as both a positive and a negative emotion, and as something in between.||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDisgust||This programme explores appetite, desire, and disgust in Lear.||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoLaughter||Lear once spoke of 'this ludicrously whirligig life which one suffers from first and laughs at afterwards.'||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoWeeping||'He weeps by the side of the ocean, He weeps on the top of the hill', the poet wrote of himself in 'How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear'.||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideo‘Edward Lear’s Vision’, by Professor Matthew Bevis||A talk given at the Ashmolean Museum on Edward Lear’s life, art, and poetry.||10 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|