The inaugural lecture at the University of Southampton will be given by Sir Christopher Ricks, 'Blaspheming Tongues' 6pm, Tuesday 15 October 2013. Chaired by Dr Will May, Senior Lecturer in English
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. Christopher Ricks is 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).
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.