The Yale Club of Georgia and the Yale School of Management Alumni Association and are hosting the 3rd Annual “Game for Good” – Yale Alumni vs. the Harvard Club of Georgia – in honor of Yale’s Day of Service.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 5 at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. All Yale alumni and their families (8 years old+) are invited.
GA – Atlanta: Atlanta Community Food Bank Event Registration
|Date:||Saturday, May 5, 2018|
|Location:||732 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318|
|Club:||Yale Club of Georgia|
|Co-sponsor:||Yale School of Management Alumni Association, Atlanta Chapter|
Thank you for your desire to join us in our efforts to fight hunger. Learn more about the Atlanta Community Food Bank >
Registration is now open for Yale Alumni College seminars. “The Many Worlds of W.B. Yeats” will be offered this spring for Atlanta alumni.
COURSE: “The Many Worlds of W.B. Yeats”
PROFESSOR: Jim Flannery, ’61 M.F.A.
DATES: Wednesdays, March 7 – April 11
TIME: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta
Register today >
Arguably the greatest poet of the modern age, W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) lived an extraordinarily rich and productive life as the founder and guiding light of the Irish Literary Revival and the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland, a nationalist whose writing and leadership inspired the Irish struggle for independence and an influential member of the Senate established in 1922 when Ireland won her freedom after 700 years of foreign rule. Yeats was also a folklorist, mythologist and lifelong student of Eastern and Western religion as well as the occult mysteries. All of these interests found an outlet in Yeats’s accomplishment as a poet, dramatist and cultural activist.
Modern Ireland, which today is recognized internationally for its remarkable achievements in literature, drama, music and film, owes an enormous debt to Yeats. As Seamus Heaney said, “In Yeats’s work was the beginning of confidence in our own ground, in our own place, in our own speech, English or Irish.”
T.S. Eliot thought of Yeats as essential to a full understanding of the modern world: “W.B. Yeats is one of those few whose history is the history of their own time, who are part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them.”
This six-week seminar organized under the auspices of the Yale Alumni College – Atlanta will focus on a series of key themes in the life and work of Yeats. Each of the sessions will involve a discussion of assigned selections from the poetry, plays and prose writings of Yeats as well as a close analysis of one or more particularly representative works. In keeping with the highly oral and performative dimension of Yeats and Irish culture in general, a special emphasis will be placed on reading aloud and sharing together the artistry of Yeats.
Welcome to the Yale Club of Georgia Book Club! We meet monthly — or close to monthly — at different members’ homes and read a variety of fiction and nonfiction books chosen by the members.
Our next meeting will be in February 2018. Please contact us for the address or to be put on our mailing list for future book club meetings.
Next selection: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders
George Saunders’s much-awaited first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” is like a weird folk art diorama of a cemetery come to life. Picture, as a backdrop, one of those primitively drawn 19th-century mourning paintings with rickety white gravestones and age-worn monuments standing under the faded green canopy of a couple of delicately sketched trees. Add a tall, sad mourner, grieving over his recently deceased son. And then, to make things stranger, populate the rest of the scene with some Edward Gorey-style ghosts, skittering across the landscape — at once menacing, comical and slightly tongue-in-cheek.