Literary historian Love to speak Dec. 9

Literary historian Harold Love, the visiting Fannie Hurst Professor of Creative Literature in the Department of English in Arts & Sciences, will speak on “Reading Restoration Lampoons” at 8 p.m. Dec. 9.

The talk — part of The Writing Program Reading Series — is free and open to the public and will take place in Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall, Room 201. A book-signing and reception will follow and copies of Love’s books will be available for purchase.

A prominent critic of early modern literature, Love is the author of numerous scholarly works, including English Clandestine Satire 1660-1702 (2004); Attributing Authorship: An Introduction (2002); The Works of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1999); The Culture and Commerce of Texts: Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England (1997); and The Golden Age of Australian Opera: W.S. Lyster and His Companies 1861-80 (1981).

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Love is professor emeritus in the Department of English at Monash University’s School of Literary, Visual and Performance Studies.

For more information, call 935-7130.