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J. Paul Hunter to speak on poetry at Schick Lecture

November 8, 2011

The Schick Lecture Series on Language, Literature and Lexicography at Indiana State University will host retired University of Virginia professor J. Paul Hunter on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3:30pm.

Hunter will discuss, "Melodies Unheard: How to Read Poetry on the Page." The lecture will take place in Root Hall A-264 with a reception following in A-269-270.

Hunter is a renowned expert on the history of the novel, bibliography and textual studies, the eighteenth century and the forms of poetry. He earned his Ph.D. at Rice University and has taught at the University of California Riverside, Emory, the University of Rochester and the University of Chicago.

He has authored or edited a dozen books, including critical editions of "Moll Flanders" and "Frankenstein" and published over fifty articles. He has received fellowships from the NEH, the National Humanities Center and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has given guest lectures in London, Oxford, Brussels, Dublin, Montpellier, Sydney and Istanbul. A festschrift in his honor was published in 2001.

The Schick Lecture Series in Language, Literature and Lexicography was started in 1988 and is made possible through a bequest from Joseph S. Schick, professor emeritus of English.

Contact: Keith Byerman, professor of English, department of English, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3208 or

Writer: Mallory Metheny, media relations assistant, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3773