Spanish poet Pedro Salinas (1891-1951) wrote extensively on the themes of time and transcendence. In my lifetime, time and space have been stretched and challenged in popular literature and by new technology. I personally am quite interested in the search for Ultimate Reality and intend to explore Salinas’ works and compare his viewpoints on Time and Transcendence with my own, which I shall further define through study of other authors’ works and classical and metaphysical ideas of just what time and transcendence mean and are. I hope to reach a fuller understanding of these themes by drawing on an independent study project for this block (a project of similar scope in Spanish) and by researching and compiling the works of other authors and through informal dialogues throughout the school year.
Jennifer Hanson, ’01 Davenport, IA
Sponsor: Sally Farrington-Clute