A Marvell of science?

Posted by er134 at May 02, 2013 02:43 PM |
Lecture explores the influence of the Royal Society on 17th century poet on Tuesday 7 May at University of Leicester

Professor Martin Dzelzainis of the School of English will give his professorial inaugural lecture '"...a Garden of venimous Plants": Andrew Marvell and Science' on Tuesday 7 May.

The lecture engages with the neglected topic of the relationship between the poet and politician Andrew Marvell and the Royal Society.

Marvell has long been considered one of the foremost metaphysical poets of the seventeenth century, but Professor Dzelzainis is to question what his works may owe the burgeoning scientific community of the Restoration. He will also examine how the establishment of the Royal Society in 1660 may have influenced Marvell’s poetry and prose.

'"...a Garden of venimous Plants": Andrew Marvell and Science'  will be held in the Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1, at 5:30pm on Tuesday 7 May 2013.

The lecture is free and open to the public. More information can be found here.