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Nigel Smith: Purity of Diction in English Verse, Dissenting Poetics and the Student Revolution

Date and Time: 
Friday, November 19, 2021. 01:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Pigott Hall Room 252
Workshop: 
The Workshop in Poetics 2021
Meeting Description: 

Professor Nigel Smith (Princeton University) will give a presentation titled “Purity of Diction in English Verse, Dissenting Poetics and the Student Revolution: Donald Davie in Cambridge, Essex and Stanford, and What Next?” in conversation with Professor Robert von Hallberg (Claremont McKenna College). 

Nigel Smith is William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature and chair of the Committee for Renaissance and Early-Modern Studies at Princeton University. He has published mostly on seventeenth-century English literature, especially Marvell, Milton, and the radical tradition. Polyglot Poetics: Transnational Early Modern Literature is shortly forthcoming. He is a Marta Sutton Weeks Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center for academic year 2021-22.

This event will be held in a hybrid format. Registration is required >>

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