Events

Praising William Empson

General Programming

Notes
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry

William Empson, the author of perhaps the best known work in literary criticism of the last century Seven Types of Ambiguity and a legendary figure in British literary criticism, will be the subject of two talks: one by John Haffenden, the author of a recent widely applauded biography of Empson, and the other by Christopher Ricks, the professor of poetry at Oxford university and one of the most engaging and penetrating critics of our time.

Featuring Christopher Ricks and John Haffenden

Participants
  • Christopher Ricks William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities Boston University
  • John Haffenden Emeritus Professor of English Literature University of Sheffield