About Professor Sir Christopher Ricks

Sir Christopher Ricks delivers lectures for the English BA at New College of the Humanities.

He is Warren Professor of the Humanities, and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston University, having formerly been professor of English at the University of Bristol and at Cambridge. He was the Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 2004-2009. Co-Editor of Essays in Criticism, a quarterly journal of literary criticism.

Professor Sir Christopher Ricks's Research

Professor Ricks co-edited (with Jim McCue) T.S. Eliot, The Poems (Faber & Faber, 2013). Amongst the many writers whose works he has edited are James Fitzjames Stephen, Edward Thomas, Walter Pater, A. E. Houseman, Samuel Menashe, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

His many books include the following:

Milton’s Grand Style (Clarendon Press, 1963)

Keats and Embarrassment (Clarendon Press, 1974)

The Force of Poetry (Clarendon Press, 1984)

The Poems of Tennyson (Longman, 1987: as editor)

The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (Oxford, 1987: as editor)

T. S. Eliot and Prejudice (Faber & Faber, 1988)

The Faber Book of America (Faber & Faber, 1992: as editor with William L. Vance)

Beckett’s Dying Words (Oxford University Press, 1993)

Essays in Appreciation (Clarendon Press, 1996)

Inventions of the March Hare: Poems, 1909-1917 by T. S. Eliot (Faber & Faber, 1996: as editor)

The Oxford Book of English Verse (Oxford University Press, 1999: as editor)

Allusion to the Poets (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Reviewery (Penguin, 2003)

Dylan’s Visions of Sin (Penguin, 2003)

True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound (Yale University Press, 2010)

Samuel Rogers: Table Talk & Recollections (Notting Hill Editions, 2011: as editor).