Boston University professor Christopher Ricks will present "T.S. Eliot: More Than One 'Waste Land'" when he gives the Steiner Lecture at St. John's College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, January 17 at 8 p.m.
Ricks is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University, having formerly been a professor of English at Bristol and at Cambridge. He is a member of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, of which he was president from 2007 to 2008. He was a professor of poetry at Oxford from 2004 to 2009 and is known both for his critical studies and for his editorial work.
Upcoming Friday Night Lectures:
January 24 "Why Does Heidegger Matter?: Leo Strauss's View," by Richard Velkley, professor, Department of Philosophy, Tulane University
February 7 "Teleology as Death Wish: A Nietzschean Critique of Aristotle," by David Roochnik, professor, Department of Philosophy, Boston University
February 21 "Dante's Ontology: What the Florentine Poet Can Teach Contemporary Philosophers," by Graham Harman, professor, Department of Philosophy, American University in Cairo.