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Distinguished Visiting Fellow: Christopher Ricks

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dateFebruary 15, 2006 timeWednesday, 6:15pm EST location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
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Distinguished Visiting Fellow In Residence: Christopher Ricks, Oxford Professor of Poetry. Ricks will be speaking on "True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill and T.S. Eliot". Perhaps the most eminent literary critic in the world today, Ricks is currently the Warren Professor of the Humanities and co-director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, as well as a member of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. He was formerly Professor of English at the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge. Christopher Ricks is the author of an examination of the lyrics of Bob Dylan entitled DylanÕs Visions of Sin (2004). Other works include MiltonÕs Grand Style (1963), Keats and Embarrassment (1974), The Force of Poetry (1993), T.S. Eliot and Prejudice (1988), BeckettÕs Dying Words (1993), Essays in Appreciation (1996), Allusion to the Poets (2002), and Reviewery(Penguin edition, 2003). He is also the editor of The Poems of Tennyson (Second edition, 1987), The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (1987), Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 by T.S. Eliot (1996), The Oxford Book of English Verse (1999), and Selected Poems of Henry James (2002).

  • Featured Speaker Christopher Ricks William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities Boston University