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'Poetry and memory: investigating the value of the memorised poem'

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For centuries, memorisation and recitation were vital modes through which poems were experienced. Mixed reactions to their reinstatement on the UK school curriculum indicate how much has changed. But does memorisation have any value? The findings of the Poetry and Memory Project offer some fascinating answers to this question – as well as revealing which poems the UK has at its heart.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series - Wednesdays of Full Term series.

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