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Free Insight Seminar Lecture to Focus on Sonnets

On Monday, April 29, Leah Middlebrook, professor of comparative literature at the UO, will offer a free lecture entitled "Sonnetization: The Fateful Encounter of Argument and Song Launches the Poem of Western Modernity." The lecture runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Knight Library's Browsing Room. Professor Middlebrook will explore the thirteenth-century origins of the sonnet form, highlighting the flexibility, durability, and perennial modernity of this form of poem.

The free lecture introduces topics that Professor Middlebrook will explore during her four-part Insight Seminar "The Sonnet and Its Moments" beginning May 4. You can register for this seminar at
UO Insight Seminars, a program offered by the UO Libraries, were established in 2003 to provide an opportunity for the general public to re-engage with the liberal arts and experience the intellectual fulfillment that is the hallmark of a university education. They are led by UO faculty who are expert in the topics, who provide formal study guides and lead college-level discussion of the materials for ten hours of class time. For a complete list and description of Insight Seminars on tap for the 2012-13 academic year, visit
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