The Sonnet provokes extreme reactions! For some the peak of poetic achievement and for others it is a trap or dead end. When did it first begin to influence English Literature, why does it exercise such a pull on the imagination of poets, and does it remain relevant for 20th and 21st century poetry?

With Prof Christine Gerrard, Chair of the English Faculty, Vincent Gillespie (1972), Emeritus J R R Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language, and hosted by Honorary Fellow Robin Geffen (1976).

This event is endowed by Robin Geffen.

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