School of music
Thinking Aloud
Learning How to Look: Emerson, Nature, and the Visual Arts
Ralph Waldo Emerson is considered one of the greatest thinkers of the mid-19th Century. Dr. Carl Sederholm, from the BYU Department of Humanities, joins us to examine Emerson's major writings and then trace out his influence on selected writers, poets, and painters of the late 19th Century. Sederholm addresses two primary questions: (1) How does Emerson teach us to interpret literature, nature, art, and the world? (2) How were Emerson's writings transformed into artistic expression?—Original airdate: 5/19/2008

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