Illinois College -> Claridge Lecture in English Studies features Cambridge professor
About Us


Claridge Lecture in English Studies features Cambridge professor


The Illinois College English Department presents the annual Claridge Lecture in English Studies featuring Michael D. Hurley, university lecturer and fellow of St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge U.K. on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Hall.

“Re-reading Poetry: What That Does to Poems, and to Us” will be the topic of Hurley’s presentation. His talk will be on the experience of reading poetry but will also focus on the work of British poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. In addition to Hurley’s lecture, he will visit English classes, and meet with students and faculty.

Hurley’s recent publications include a study of G.K. Chesterton’s thought and style, a new edition of “The Complete Father Brown Stories” and a co-authored work on “Poetic Form.” He currently has two large research projects in the pipeline: “A History of Poetics: from Classical Antiquity to the Present” and “Victorian Verse Styles.”

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Robert Koepp, professor of English, at 217-245-3441 or email at
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Visit or call 217-245-3467 for more information.

Media Contact Information
Office of Marketing and Communications
Amy Rourke
Writer and Public Relations Manager


  • Apply Now
  • Visit Campus
  • Deposit Now
search login