Literary Scholar to Discuss Sonnets at WFU

Distinguished literary scholar and critic Helen Vendler will discuss “The Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets” at Wake Forest University on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Vendler, the A. Kinsley Port University Professor at Harvard University, will speak at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. She is the author of books on the poetry of George Herbert, John Keats, W.B. Yeats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wallace Stevens and Seamus Heaney, as well as books on American poetry.

Her most recent book, “The Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets,” will provide the basis for her lecture.

Vendler has received honorary degrees from Smith College, Columbia University, Dartmouth college, the University of Oslo, the University of Cambridge and a dozen other universities. She has held Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships and chaired and judged the Pulitzer Prize Committee.

The event, sponsored by the English department, is free and open to the public. For information, call 336-758-5383.

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