Academics

Literary critic and poet Neil Curry to present at WLC

Three events are open to the public

2012 Bending of the Bow

Date posted: October 26, 2012

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College welcomes literary critic and poet Neil Curry to campus November 6-8.

Much of Curry's time at Wisconsin Lutheran College will be spent in various English and Honors Program classes; however, the public is invited to attend three events during his stay. On Tuesday, November 6, at 4 p.m., Curry will present "Samuel Johnson and His Dictionary." On Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m., he will engage audiences with a poetry reading.

On Thursday, November 8, Curry will participate in a talkback following the performance of The Bending of the Bow by the Wisconsin Lutheran College Theatre Department. The Bending of the Bow is an original theatrical production using Curry's 1993 version of the final culminating events of Odysseus' return to Ithaca. The talkback will follow the 8 p.m. performance. Other theatrical performances will be held on November 2-3 and 8-10 at 8 p.m. and November 4 at 3 p.m.

Curry was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Ulverston in the English Lake District. He read English at Bristol University, then taught at the University of Guelph in Canada and subsequently at secondary schools in England. His verse translations of Euripides, published by Methuen and Cambridge University Press, and in the United States by Doubleday, have been performed in many countries. His poems have appeared in many pamphlets and magazines and have won several national prizes.

For more information about Neil Curry's visit and the public events, contact Dr. Erik Ankerberg, associate professor of English, at 414.443.8539. For more information about the performance The Bending of the Bow, call the Box Office at 414.443.8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

  • Presentation: "Samuel Johnson and His Dictionary" – Tuesday, November 6, at 4 p.m. in the Reichel Lecture Hall, located on the Mezzanine Level of the Center for Arts and Performance
  • Poetry Reading – Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. in the Raabe Theatre, located in the Center for Arts and Performance
  • The Bending of the Bow Talkback – Thursday, November 8, following 8 p.m. performance in the Raabe Theatre, located in the Center for Arts and Performance

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