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April 28, 2017. New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall, January or June, May or September.
New York's cultural scene is at its busiest in October and March (and the same goes for free events, free things to do), but other months of the year still offer incredible amount of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events, free things to do which will take your breath away!
So start using these unique New York City opportunities today, April 28, 2017!
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What does it feel like to live in a nation at war? This talk will explore Romantic investigations of complicity, shame, and responsibility at the turn of the nineteenth century in England. Poetic and political texts by Anna Barbauld, William Blake, Charlotte Smith, and Percy Shelley suggest that, along with nationalism and pride in one’s country, war brought shame, embarrassment, discomfort, and what Blake called “awkwardness arm’d.” These writers repeatedly turn to poetic figures that link blood shed on the landscape and blood that rises to the cheeks of civilians to articulate an experience of blushing for one’s nation. These figures of borrowed blushing evoke a communal wartime awkwardness and shame that attaches to landscape and cityscape rather than to any single person.
With: Lily Gurton-Wachter, Smith College.