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Portland State Library Presents
Spotlight on Portland State Faculty Authors:
John R. Cooper, Professor Emeritus
Wit's Voices: Intonation in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry
4 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2010
Smith Memorial Student Union
Browsing Lounge, 2nd floor
Portland, OR 97207
"This work makes an important contribution to our understanding of the role of metrics in the work of some of the major English poets between Surrey and Marvell, but also to the wider movement away from an exclusively historicist and contextual approach to early modern literature and back toward an engagement with the aesthetic dimensions of poetry as an expressive art form."
--Robert Wilcher, Honorary Senior Fellow of the Department of English and
Honorary Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham
Join the Portland State Library at the Browsing Lounge, Smith Memorial Student Union, for a fascinating discussion about 17th century English poetry.
Admission is free and open to the public.