Baylor’s Honors College Welcomes English Professor Brett Foster

Brett Foster
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April 25, 2014

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WACO, Texas (April 25, 2014) – Baylor’s Honors College will welcome Brett Foster, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Wheaton College, at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Beckham Room of the Bill Daniel Student Union Center.

Foster will discuss the challenge of translating poet Cecco Angiolieri, a contemporary of Dante, who thought himself Dante’s rival. Angiolieri’s poetry is comical, satirical and colloquial, which presents real challenges to the translator. Foster will discuss these challenges in his lecture "Cecco Angiolieri, Elemental Rebel: Literary Translation and Traditions of Lyric Poetry.”

Foster received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri, his master’s degree at Boston University and his doctorate degree at Yale University. His interests include creative writing, modern and contemporary poetry, traditions of lyric poetry, Renaissance drama and poetics.

According to the Honors College, the lecture will be of interest to poetry lovers and those who study the Romance languages.

The SUB is located at 1311 S. Fifth St. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the Honors College at (254) 710-1523.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805.


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