Christopher Ricks: “KING LEAR and the Double Bind” on Wednesday, March 1st at 6 p.m., Katzenberg Center, 3rd floor, CGS, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University.
Christopher Ricks is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University. He is a member of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, of which he was president (2007-2008). He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 2004, and is known both for his critical studies and for his editorial work. The latter includes The Poems of Tennyson (revised 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), Selected Poems of James Henry (2002), Samuel Menashe’s New and Selected Poems (2005), Samuel Beckett’s The Expelled / The Calmative / The End / First Love (2009), Henry James’s What Maisie Knew (2010), Alfred Lord Tennyson: Selected Poems (2007), and The Poems of T.S. Eliot, Vol. I and II (2015). He is the author of Milton’s Grand Style (1963), Keats and Embarrassment (1974), The Force of Poetry (1984), T. S. Eliot and Prejudice (1988), Tennyson (1989), Beckett’s Dying Words (1993), Essays in Appreciation (1996), Allusion to the Poets (2002), Reviewery (2002), Decisions and Revisions in T. S. Eliot (2003), Dylan’s Visions of Sin (2004), and True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell under the Sign of Eliot and Pound (2010).
Co-sponsored by the Scholars, Critics and Writers, the BU Center for the Humanities, and the CITL at CGS.