Sir Christopher Ricks is to give this year’s Annual T. S. Eliot Lecture in Cambridge on Monday 3rd December at 7pm. The title of the lecture is ‘The Imperfections of Humanity: T. S. Eliot and a Shakespearean Hero’.
W. H. Auden once described Christopher Ricks as “the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding”, while Professor John Carey has called him “our greatest living critic”. He has written extensively on T. S. Eliot, publishing his influential book T. S. Eliot and Prejudice in 1988, and editing Inventions of the March Hare in 1996, and he was co-editor of the two-volume annotated edition of The Poems of TS Eliot, hailed as “a monumental achievement”.
The Lecture, presented by the T. S. Eliot Society (UK) will be held in The Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge.
The Lecture is open to the public and admission is free on a first-come, first served basis.