Jonathan Sawday, Ph.D., and Ruth Evans, Ph.D., will present "London, Power, and Poetry on Poems by William Blake and Linton Kwesi Johnson" from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in the visitor's center at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Mo.
Sawday will speak about "London" (1794) by the English poet and artist William Blake. Sawday is the Walter J. Ong Chair in the English department at Saint Louis University.
His research is focused on the intersection between science, technology, and literature. He has published books and essays on the visual arts; autobiography in the 16th and 17th centuries; Renaissance and Restoration writing (Spenser, Milton, Descartes, Hobbes, Shakespeare, Marvell, Rochester, and William Harvey); forgery; and much else.
Evans will speak about "Inglan is a Bitch" (1980) by the Jamaican dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson. Evans is the Dorothy McBride Orthwein Professor in the English department at Saint Louis University.
She has published widely about the period 1300-1580, particularly in relation to memory, gender and the body. She also has strong interests in the history of the book and manuscript studies, especially in digital culture and its impact on the editing of medieval texts and on the question of what is literary.
Please join us for this unique event.