Literature & All the Other Activities
Three Talks by Christopher Ricks
T. S. Eliot: “to exhibit the relations of literature—not to ‘life’ as something contrasted to literature, but to all the other activities, which, together with literature, are the components of life.”
7:30PM | THE KOSCIUSZKO FOUNDATION | 15 EAST 65th STREET, NYC
October 1 More than One Waste Land
October 8 The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot
October 22 Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny
Christopher Ricks is a member of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, of which he was president (2007-2008). Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University and Warren Professor of the Humanities, he was formerly a professor of English at the University of Bristol and at Cambridge. He was the Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 2004-2009. His Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities were published by Yale in 2010 as True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound. With Lisa Nemrow and Julie Nemrow, he has edited Bob Dylan, The Lyrics: Since 1962 (to be published by Simon & Schuster in November this year), and with Jim McCue The Poems of T. S. Eliot (two vols., Faber & Faber, 2015).
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