The demands that literature makes on readers, was addressed by Professor Richard Danson Brown in his inaugural lecture on Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction, on Tuesday 6 June 2017.
In Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction, Richard addressed the three key themes of: poetry, comparison and education. After exploring the ways which Elizabethans were taught, and their expectations of literature, he looked at the ambiguities of comparison in Shakespeare’s Sonnets and in Edmund Spenser’s epic, The Faerie Queene.
Watch the video of Professor Brown’s inaugural lecture:
Richard Brown is Professor of English Literature in The Open University’s (OU) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and has contributed to over 13 modules, been Director of Level 1 Teaching, Associate Dean (Curriculum), Dean of Arts, and interim Executive Dean of FASS, before returning to regular academic life.