Rupkatha Impact Talk
Prof. Frederick Turner in Conversation with Prof. Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay
April 30, 8:30--9:30 PM IST
(Live on Zoom and Facebook)
Frederick Turner was Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. Previous academic positions included the University of California, Santa Barbara (assistant professor 1967-72), Kenyon College (associate professor 1972-85), and the University of Exeter in England (visiting professor 1984-85).
Between 1962 and 1967, Turner attended the University of Oxford, where he obtained the degrees of B.A., M.A., and B.Litt. in English Language and Literature. At Oxford, Turner's thesis supervisor was Helen Gardner. Turner's other examiners were Lord David Cecil and John Bayley, the husband of novelist Iris Murdoch.
Turner has published two epic poems which are also science fiction novels in verse. The first is his 1985 poem The New World, which celebrates world culture in the year 2376 A.D.
However, this biographical note is not enough to describe the world of a versatile personality. For more, please visit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Turner_%28poet%29?wprov=sfla1