Noted Scholar Helen Vendler to Present
Helen Vender, the A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University will present this year’s Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture at 4:10 p.m. on January 18 (location to be announced). Her lecture title is “The Yeatsian Sequence: ‘Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen’ and ‘Blood and the Moon.’” Professor Vendler’s research interests include English and American lyric poetry, and she is the author and editor of over twenty books. Currently Vendler has two works in progress: “‘Our Secret Discipline’: Yeats’s Styles and Forms,” and “Last Looks, Last Books: Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill, Ammons.” In 2004, she delivered the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Jefferson Lecture—the federal government’s most distinguished award for intellectual achievement in the humanities—and she is the recipient of twenty-three honorary degrees from universities throughout North America and Europe.
The Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series was established in 1994 through the endowment of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Nash, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. George D. Renfro, all of Asheville, North Carolina. The lecture honors Harry C. Howard Jr. (B.A., 1951) and allows the Warren Center to bring an outstanding scholar to Vanderbilt annually to deliver a lecture on a significant topic in the humanities.
For more information, contact the Center's executive director, Mona C. Frederick.
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