Ted Hughes and the Medieval Politics of Metre (Seminar, 10th December)


Poet Ted Hughes, by Reginald gray (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Poet Ted Hughes, by Reginald gray (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The next seminar in the Centre for Poetry and Poetics research series will see Dr James Robinson talk about the poet Ted Hughes, and the way his poetic methods draw inspiration from medieval literature. All are welcome to the Williams Library, St Chad’s College, on 10th December at 16.45.

Dr James Robinson is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of English Studies, working on a project entitled ‘The Medieval Dialogue of Reason and Belief in Modern Poetry’. This project is focused on the work of Ted Hughes, exploring his engagement with a range of medieval literature including Chaucer, Dante, ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ and Islamic and Persian poetries.

James specialises in twentieth-century literature, particularly in the area of its engagement with medieval literature. His monograph on James Joyce and Dante will be published by Cambridge University Press in early 2016.

The following seminar in the Centre for Poetry and Poetics research seminar series will be on 4th February at 16.45. Professor Carlo Caruso will examine the encounter between A. E. Housman and Giacomo Leopardi.

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