Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m., Mudd 26.
Christopher Ricks is William M. Warren and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University, where he has taught since 1986. He was the Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, 2004-2009.
He has edited The Poems of Tennyson (rev. 1987), The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (1987), Tennyson: a Selected Edition (1989), Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1990-1917 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), Tennyson: Selected Poems (2007), Henry James’s What Maisie Knew (2010), Joining Music with Reason: 34 Poets, British and American, Oxford 2004-2009 (2010), and Samuel Rogers: Table Talk & Recollections (2011). With Lisa Nemrow and Julie Nemrow, he edited Bob Dylan: The Lyrics (2014). With Jim McCue, he edited The Poems of T.S. Eliot (2 vols., 2015).
He is the author of Milton’s Grand Style (1963), Tennyson (rev. 1989), Keats and Embarrassment (1974), The Force of Poetry (1984), T.S. Eliot and Prejudice (1988), 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 (2003), and True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht and Robert Lowell under the sign of Eliot and Pound (2010).