Professor Paul Muldoon

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Professor Paul Muldoon visits University

On 25 October, the University is pleased to welcome Professor Paul Muldoon, who will be visiting the Streatham Campus to deliver a keynote lecture, ‘The University as Patron of the Arts’, to inaugurate the College of Humanities.

Professor Muldoon has been described as “the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War”. Acclaimed for his many poetry collections, from New Weather to Maggot, and winner of numerous awards including the Pulitzer and T.S. Eliot Prizes, he is Howard G.B. Clark Professor and Founding Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University, USA. He also writes lyrics for the music collective, Wayside Shrines.

In his lecture, Professor Muldoon, will discuss the challenges he has encountered in giving students and the wider community the opportunity to understand art through first-hand experience of making it. He will also consider the role of the modern university and how UK universities might proceed as patrons of the arts in the present economic climate.

The lecture will take place in the Newman E Lecture theatre, Peter Chalk Centre on the Streatham Campus, starting at 6pm. There will be a live video link to the Cornwall Campus, Lecture Theatre B in the Daphne du Maurier building.

Entry is free, but advance booking is essential. Please book your ticket via the booking website.

On the evening of 26 October, Professor Muldoon will be giving a poetry reading in LT2 in the Queen’s Building on the Streatham Campus, starting at 6pm.  This is a public event and tickets are £5 (free to students). Tickets can be purchased in advance from Exeter Phoenix Box Office, tel: +44 (0)1392 667080, or on the door on the night.

For more information visit the Event webpage.

Date: 12 October 2011

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