George Soule, professor emeritus of English, will give a lecture titled ?The Death of John Wordsworth and the end of ?The Prelude? ? at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Carleton College Gould Library Athenaeum. The event is free and open to the public.
In his lecture, Soule will focus on one of the main influences on William Wordsworth?s autobiographic epic poem ?The Prelude.? When Wordsworth?s brother died while captaining a ship in the English Channel, Wordsworth had nearly finished his extensive work, but this personal tragedy altered his style and tone leading to the powerful conclusion of the poem. Soule?s lecture will build on his previous work on Wordsworth?s treatment of the French Revolution in the same piece.
Soule is a retired member of the Carleton English Department. He has been lecturing on poetry for the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium and serves on its board. He first gave this talk at the Wordsworth Winter School conference in Grasmere, England in February 2005.
For more information and disability accommodations, call Carleton?s library at (507) 646-4260.
Added by carlmedr on May 16, 2005