10/27/2019 - On Belonging with Professor Richard Larshan


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On Belonging with Professor Richard Larshan What do we mean by “belonging”? And is there any difference between the accompanying prepositions “to” or “with”? Discussing Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” Adolf Loos’s “Poor Little Rich Man,” and William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” can provide better understanding of both the works themselves and of their larger implications: Belonging as a sense of oneness with others and the universe? Belonging as ownership of property? Belonging as a form of control against the threatening abyss? To have and to have not. Richard Larschan is an English Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. He earned his PhD from UC Berkeley with a dissertation on Jonathan Swift. His academic honors include two Fulbrights and four NEH summer grants. His publications include a critical introduction to "GULLIVER’S TRAVELS" and a co-authored book for cancer patients, along with various scholarly articles. He has also written and produced 2 videos about Sylvia Plath, was featured in a televised biography of Plath, and is cited in a half-dozen scholarly books on Plath.

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