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Keene State Grayson Lecturer Explores Poetic Fame

KEENE, N.H., 4/7/10 - Dr. Michael Ferber, professor of English and humanities at the University of New Hampshire, will present “On Poetic Fame,” Keene State College’s 2010 Janet Grayson Lecture in Literary Studies, on Monday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room, Student Center.

Dr. Ferber will speak on the disappearance of fame as a prominent theme in poetry, drawing references from classical and modern poetic traditions of several countries. He is the author and editor of several books, including The Blackwell Companion to European Romanticism, and A Dictionary of Literary Symbols (now in its second edition from Cambridge University Press). A tea reception will follow this event, which is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Sponsored by the Department of English and the School of Arts and Humanities, the annual Janet Grayson Lecture in Literary Studies is named in honor of Dr. Janet Grayson, who retired from the English department in 2003. For more information, contact Dr. William Stroup at or 603-358-2692.

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