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Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Monday, August 5, 2013

Make your own Mooc

Here is an ample and astonishing assortment of lectures and poetry readings from the Fundación Juan March in Madrid. You can listen to poets read their own work, lectures on Mahler or Rilke or Cervantes or Lorca. Just put in a word in the search and see what you come up with.

Of course, it is in Spanish, and some of the material is dated--giving it historical interest as well in some cases. So a lecture on Lorca might be from someone who actually knew Lorca.

So a lecture is a kind of resource that can be used educationally. I've downloaded tons of this for free, and it seems like they invite this downloading, since they have a download button on their page.

[Update: FIXED link: thanks to Leslie for that]

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