Faculty Commons, A Center for Teaching, Learning, Scholarship and Service coordinates all professional development, grants and assessment activities of faculty at New York City College of Technology. Faculty Commons adopts a programmatic approach to professional development and operates as a faculty resource and think tank where members collaborate on a variety of projects to shape curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
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Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ (a Poem): Verbalizing the Ineffable
September 24, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 1 pm
As Dr. Granados writes “This talk will discuss an allegorical poem by Spanish Renaissance author and mystic San Juan de la Cruz (1542-1591). I will explain the literary devices used by the poet to communicate his otherwise ineffable mystical experience. ‘Noche oscura’ describes the poet’s interior journey in search of God, who dwells in the center of the soul. The poem is about love, not human love, but divine love.”