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The University of Southampton
Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing

F. T. Prince Memorial Lecture Event

15 October 2013
Lecture Theatre A Avenue Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BF

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Event details

Professor Christopher Ricks

This is the inaugural F.T. Prince Memorial Lecture. These lectures will be given every year in honour of the poet and scholar F.T. Prince, who was one of Southampton's first English professors. Invited speakers will explore new directions in literary studies, drawing on the English department's wide range of intellectual interests.  The lecture will also give current students a chance to meet with English alumni.

'Blaspheming Tongues'

F.T. Prince's poems - as well as his literary criticism, literary history, and editorial work - learn from and teach us about Milton. Blasphemy is one of the enduring human concerns central to Milton's art and to Milton's heirs, Prince among them.

Speaker information

Professor Christopher Ricks,Boston University,is the Warren Professor of the Humanities and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University. He taught previously at Oxford, Bristol, and Cambridge, and was Professor of Poetry at Oxford 2004-2009. With Jim McCue he is completing a two-volume critical edition of the poems of T.S. Eliot, to be published by Faber & Faber in 2014. His first book was Milton's Grand Style (1963).

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