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Stephen Prickett - April 28, 2011

Stephen Prickett

Regius Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature, University of Glasgow and Honorary Professor of the University of Kent at Cantebury

"The King James Bible After Four Hundred Years"

8:00 PM Thursday, April 28, 2011
University Center Ballroom

Educated at Cambridge and Oxford, Professor Prickett is a brilliant critic of Romanticism and the Victorian era. His international reputation rests on the seventeen books that he has written or edited and on some ninety articles. As the past President of the European Society for the study of Literature and Theology, and as the author of such books as Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible (1996), he has a special interest in the role of the Bible as a permeating force in literature. He is also general editor of a new Reader in European Romanticism, a multi-lingual project involving 18 universities in 15 countries, which was published by Continuum in 2010. The Reader in European Romanticism has now won the Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize for the best book published in Romantic Studies in 2010.

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"How Many Tongues Did Romanticism Have? A New Multi-Lingual Anthology of European Romanticism"

3:40 PM Thursday, April 28, 2011
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to attend a seminar with Stephen Prickett. Born in Sierra Leone and educated at Cambridge and Oxford, he taught in Nigeria from 1963 to 1965. Returning to Britain, he completed his Ph.D. at Cambridge in 1968. From 1967 to 1982 he taught at the University of Sussex and then for the next six years occupied the Chair of English at the Australian National University in Canberra. Thereafter, he taught at the University of Glasgow, becoming the Regius Professor of English Language and Literature there in 2001. From 2003 to 2008, he was the Director of the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the former Chairman of the U.K. Higher Education Foundation, former President of the European Society for the Study of Literature and Theology, President of the George MacDonald Society (dedicated to the remembrance of the nineteenth-century Scottish novelist and poet), and Fellow of the English Association. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Artois in France.

Professor Prickett’s publications include a novel, nine monographs, seven edited volumes, and over ninety articles on Romanticism, Victorian Studies, and related topics. We note here only the books that he identifies as his major works:Coleridge and Wordsworth: The Poetry of Growth (1970); Romanticism and Religion: The Tradition of Coleridge and Wordsworth (1976); Victorian Fantasy (1978, reprinted 2005); Words and the Word: Language, Poetics and Biblical Interpretation (1986); Reading the Text: Biblical Criticism and Literary Theory (editor, 1991); Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible (1996); Narrative, Science and Religion: Fundamentalism versus Irony 1700-1999(2002); Modernity and the Reinvention of Tradition: Backing into the Future (2009).  He is also the general editor of European Romanticism: A Reader, a multi-lingual project involving eighteen universities in fifteen countries. It was published by Continuum in 2010.