Three Talks by Christopher Ricks

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October 1, 2014—October 22, 2014,  7:30 pm—9:30 pm

Three Talks by Christopher Ricks

Christopher Ricks gives three lectures hosted by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. The series is inspired by T. S. Eliot’s vision of the literary critic, as one who aims “to exhibit the relations of literature—not to ‘life’ as something contrasted to literature, but to all the other activities, which, together with literature, are the components of life.” Ricks will lecture on:

October 1: More than One Waste Land 
October 8: The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot 
October 22: Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny

For more information and tickets, visit alscw.org.

T. S. Eliot (C), London, Irving Penn, 1950, printed November 1998. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation. From the Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.  October 1:  More than One Waste Land.

T. S. Eliot (C), London, Irving Penn, 1950, printed November 1998. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation. From the Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.

October 1: More than One Waste Land.

Thomas Hardy, early 1920s.  October 8:  The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot

Thomas Hardy, early 1920s.

October 8: The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)) Copyright © National Portrait Gallery, London  by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after Mayall albumen print, circa 1881 (1858) 4in. x 3 1/4in. (101 mm x 77 mm)  Photographs Collection   October 8:  The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot

George Eliot (Mary Ann Cross (née Evans)) Copyright © National Portrait Gallery, London

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after Mayall
albumen print, circa 1881 (1858)
4in. x 3 1/4in. (101 mm x 77 mm)
Photographs Collection

October 8: The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot

Bob Dylan. Copyright © Jerry Schatzberg.  October 22:  Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny

Bob Dylan. Copyright © Jerry Schatzberg.

October 22: Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny

October 1       More than One Waste Land
October 8       The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot
October 22     Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny

". . . to exhibit the relations of literature—not to 'life' as something contrasted to literature, but to all the other activities, which, together with literature, are the components of life." — T. S. Eliot

The ALSCW on Christopher Ricks:

Christopher Ricks is a member of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, of which he was president (2007-2008). Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University and Warren Professor of the Humanities, he was formerly a professor of English at the University of Bristol and at Cambridge. He was the Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 2004-2009. His Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities were published by Yale in 2010 as True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound. With Lisa Nemrow and Julie Nemrow, he has edited Bob Dylan, The Lyrics: Since 1962 (to be published by Simon & Schuster in November this year), and with Jim McCue The Poems of T. S. Eliot (two vols., Faber & Faber, 2015).

Single ticket price: $20.
Admission is free for ALSCW members.

The ALSCW publishes Literary Imagination, "a forum for all those interested in the distinctive nature, uses, and pleasures of literature, from ancient to modern, in all languages." Its annual conference has, for two decades, "celebrated the art of literature and encouraged the work of scholars, critics, and writers" with presenters and speakers having included Frank Kermode, Bernard Knox, Jhumpa Lahiri, Robert Fagles, Anthony Hecht, Norman Mailer, Dow Mossman, Paul Muldoon, Sigrid Nunez and Joyce Carol Oates, among them. The Association sponsors local meetings and singular events. These three talks by Christopher Ricks promise the kind of engagement that ensures "that literature thrives in scholarly and creative environments" inviting of long-standing members and welcoming of new ones.

Christopher Ricks is Literary Advisor to Un-Gyve Press whose authors are well represented in the ALSCW. Contact Un-Gyve Limited to learn more about its support of the Association.

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