Dr. Chantal Ringuet To Lead Leonard Cohen Course At McGill School of Continuing Studies

Leonard Cohen: In Words and Music

Leonard Cohen: In Words and Music is a course led by Dr. Chantal Ringuet at the McGill School of Continuing Studies, beginning on Oct 16,  2017. The followiing is from the McGill website:

Join us for an overview of Leonard Cohen’s work and journey.

Gain an understanding of the greater cultural context of the writers of the beat generation, folk singers in the US, the turbulence of the 1960s, Québec’s Quiet Revolution, modernism and postmodernism, and the Cold War; all through Leonard Cohen’s work. You will learn all about the emergence of the young McGill poet and his position as an outsider in his community.

The focus will then shift from the writer to the acclaimed singer, composer, and songwriter that he became when he turned to performance and recording. As a cultural icon, Cohen will be studied starting with the emergence of his first album, 1969’s Songs of Leonard Cohen, which later became a cultural phenomenon. We will follow his resurgence after 1988’s I’m Your Man and his world fame after the tours of 2008-2012.

More information about the course and enrollment can be found at Leonard Cohen: In Words and Music

Thanks to Chantal Ringuet  and Francis Mus, who alerted me to this event.