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Lecture looks at career of romantic British poet

March 27, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Visiting scholar Dr. Peter Manning, chair and professor of English at Stony Brook University, will present "'In a dream you are never eighty': The Problem of Late Wordsworth" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower at Western Michigan University.

Manning is the former editor of the Keats-Shelley Journal and editor of the Longman Anthology of British Literature. An award-winning scholar in the field of Romanticism, he is an internationally recognized expert on the writings of poet William Wordsworth, who during the late 18th century helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature. The public is invited to attend the lecture free of charge.

Manning's visit to Kalamazoo is sponsored by the WMU Department of English Scholarly Speaker Series. His visit also will include a free seminar-style discussion of his work at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, that is also open to the public. For information on the location and for a copy of selected reading materials related to the April 4 discussion, please contact Christopher Nagle, WMU assistant professor of English, at christopher.nagle@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2591.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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