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For Immediate Release: January 26, 2009
Contact: Andrea Early, 508-289-7139; aearly@mbl.edu

Free Falmouth Forum Lecture January 30
Award-winning professor and literary critic discusses men, misogyny, and literature

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—What do John Donne, T.S. Eliot, and Bob Dylan have in common? All have been accused of being less than kind to women in their art.

Find out whether these famous men are deserving of such infamy in the upcoming Falmouth Forum lecture: “Just Like a Man? John Donne, T.S. Eliot, Bob Dylan and the Accusation of Misogyny” by Christopher Ricks, Professor of Humanities, Boston University.

The lecture, presented by the MBL Associates, is Friday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. It is free and open to the public.

Professor Ricks has a reputation as a lively and enthusiastic lecturer and in 1990 received the Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Boston University (BU). He is the Warren Professor of the Humanities there and co-director of the Editorial Institute. He has taught at BU since 1986; prior to that he was the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge.

For those wishing to dine before this winter’s Falmouth Forum lectures, a buffet dinner is available before each lecture at 6:00 p.m. in the Swope Center located near the auditorium. Dinner tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance at either Eight Cousins Children’s Books, Main Street, Falmouth, or at the MBL’s Communications Office in the Candle House, Water Street, Woods Hole. Dinner seats are limited and tickets are available until they sell out or until 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the lecture. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at: (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu.

The Falmouth Forum will continue through the winter. The remaining lectures in the series are:

February 27: "Music: An Art Form and Industry in Flux" - Stephen Simon, former music director and conductor, Washington D.C. Chamber Symphony; and Bonnie Ward Simon, producer of their classical music CD series for families

March 20: "Interpreting Holocaust Survivor Testimonies" - Lawrence Langer, Emeritus Professor of English, Simmons College, Holocaust scholar and award-winning author

For more information on these free lectures, including full lecture descriptions, visit http://www.mbl.edu/falmouthforum.


The MBL is a leading international, independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to discovery and to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences. Founded in 1888 as the Marine Biological Laboratory, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Western Hemisphere. For more information, visit www.MBL.edu.

The MBL Associates are a group of individuals and businesses that support the scientific mission of the MBL through their gifts to the Annual Fund. The Associates sponsor educational and research programs for the MBL and raise funds for special projects. In addition, they operate the MBL Associates Gift Shop, located on Water Street in Woods Hole, the profits from which support scientific fellowships.