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Professor Sir Christopher Ricks "Samuel Johnson's London"

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Arrive 6:00pm

Lecture starts 6:15pm

This promises to be another captivating lecture by Sir Christopher and a must for all lovers of literature and theatre.

About Professor Sir Christopher Ricks

Described by WH Auden as “exactly the kind of critic that every poet dreams of finding”, Sir Christopher has published groundbreaking work on Beckett, Keats, Milton and Tennyson, and is famed for his writings on Shakespeare, TS Eliot, Ezra Pound and Bob Dylan.

Sir Christopher delivers lectures for the English BA at New College of the Humanities.

He is Warren Professor of the Humanities and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, having formerly been Professor of English at the Universities of Bristol and at Cambridge. He was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University from 2004 to 2009. He is Co-Editor of Essays in Criticism, a quarterly journal of literary criticism.

Selected Publications

Milton’s Grand Style (Clarendon Press, 1963)

Poems and Critics (Collins, 1966) anthology

Twentieth Century Views: A. E. Housman (Prentice Hall Trade, 1968) editor

Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained by John Milton (Signet Classics, 1968) editor

English Poetry and Prose 1540-1674 (Peter Bedrick Books, 1970, revised 1987) editor

English Drama To 1710 (Peter Bedrick Books, 1971, revised 1987) editor

Tennyson (The Macmillan Company, 1972)

Selected Criticism of Matthew Arnold (Signet New York, 1972) editor

Keats and Embarrassment (Clarendon Press, 1974)

The State of the Language (University of California Press, 1980) editor with Leonard Michaels, with an entirely new edition in 1990

The Force of Poetry (Clarendon Press, 1984) essays

The Poems of Tennyson (Longman, 1987) three volumes, editor

The Tennyson Archive (Garland, 1987-1993) 31 volumes, editor with Aidan Day

The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (Oxford, 1987) editor

S. Eliot and Prejudice (Faber & Faber,1988)

E. Housman: Collected Poems and Selected Prose (Allen Lane,1988) editor

The Faber Book of America (Faber & Faber, 1992) editor with William L. Vance

Palgrave: The Golden Treasury (Harmondsworth, 1991) editor

Beckett’s Dying Words (Oxford University Press, 1993)

Essays in Appreciation (Clarendon Press,1996)

Inventions of the March Hare: Poems, 1909-1917 by T. S. Eliot (Faber & Faber, 1996) editor

The Oxford Book of English Verse (Oxford University Press, 1999) editor

Allusion to the Poets (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Selected Poems of James Henry (Handsel Books, 2002) editor

Reviewery (Penguin, 2003) essays

Dylan’s Visions of Sin (Penguin, 2003)

Decisions And Revisions In T. S. Eliot (Faber & Faber, 2003)

Samuel Menashe: Selected Poems (Library of America, 2005) editor

Tennyson: Selected Poems (Penguin, 2007) editor

Samuel Beckett: The Expelled / The Calmative / The End / First Love (Faber & Faber, 2009) editor

Henry James: What Maisie Knew (Penguin, 2010) editor

Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American, Oxford 2004-2009(Waywiser Press, 2010) editor

True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound (Yale University Press, 2010)

Samuel Rogers: Table Talk & Recollections (Notting Hill Editions, 2011) editor

The Poems of T.S Eliot editor with Jim McCue (Faber & Faber)



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