Thalassic Lessons: Pedagogical aesthetics and the Mediterranean

John Baldacchino

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    With some trepidation the poets plead to their sea. Their only hope is that the sea—the thalassa—offers a lesson. This expectation exudes a sense of liturgy and sacrifice. Not unlike a presbyter, the poet’s ritual seeks to mediate the world with the myriad singular experiences that make it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMediterranean Art and Education
    Subtitle of host publicationNavigating Local, Regional and Global Imaginaries through the Lens of the Arts and Learning
    EditorsJohn Baldacchino, Raphael Vella
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9789462094611
    ISBN (Print)9789462094598, 9789462094604
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameComparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices
    ISSN (Print)2214-9880
    ISSN (Electronic)2214-9899


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