Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 6:45 p.m. , John Beer: Romantic Apocalypses, The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

John Beer, Emeritus Professor of Literature at the University of Cambridge, will speak on Romantic Apocalypses. He is a preeminent scholar and critic of English Romanticism, and his work has shed light on some of the most complex and honorable poets - Woodsworth, Blake and Coleridge - revealing the power of poetry to transform the thought of its day through pursuit of truth. He has written and edited several distinguished books such as Coleridge the Visionary; The Achievements of E.M. Forster; and Blake's Humanism.