Tuesday, April 6, 2010


May 6

1:30-2:45pm: Roundtable Discussion on "Poetry as a Profession" with Rob Wilson (Professor of Literature, UCSC), Juliana Leslie (Literature, UCSC), Ariel Fintushel (Creative Writing, SF State) in the Cowell Conference Room

6:30-7:45pm: Poetry Reading by Ariel Fintushel and Gary Young at Cowell Senior Commons Room

8pm: Dinner with Timothy Morton; participants RSVP to be included

May 7

Panels consist of 15-minute talks, followed by a 15-minute formal response by a UCSC faculty member.

9:30am greeting/registration/coffee

9:45am official welcome/introduction

10:15am-11:45pm: PANEL 1: How Poems Work in Theory: Presence, Performance, Practice

Jamie North, St. Mary’s: “The Poetic Touch: Linguistic and Bodily Signification in Robert Hass’s ‘Meditation at Lagunitas’”

Adrian Acu, Berkeley: “The Poetics of Zukofsky’s Bottom: Particularity and Potential”

Jenny Hubbard, UCSC: “Poetic Work, or The Impossibility of Retraction”

Faculty respondent: H. Marshall Leicester

Noon: Lunch Break

1-2:15pm: Keynote talk by Timothy Morton: "Implications of Textuality"

2:30-4pm: PANEL 2: How Poems Work in Context: Translation, History, Environment

Ariane Helou, UCSC: “Lovers in the Trees: Propertius I.18”

Stephanie Schmidt, Stanford: “Cantares mexicanos”

Lucy Alford, Stanford: “Poetic Attention in the Waste Lands of Celan and McCarthy:Engfuhrung and The Road”

Jarrell D. Wright, University of Pittsburgh: "Recreation and Re-creation in 'The Altar': The History of a Form, and a Form of Meaning"

Faculty Respondent: Wlad Godzich

4-5:30pm: PANEL 3: Changing the Poetic Subject

Ruth Osorio, SF State: “Unraveling the Abortion Spectacle: Gwendolyn Brooks, ‘the mother,’ and the Dialectical Power of Poetry”

Lisa Turner, SF State: “M. Nourbese Philip’s Zong!: ‘Caribbean postmodern language poetry’ as Testimony to Colonial Violence”

Gabrielle Myers, St. Mary’s: “’L. Riding Jackson’s ‘Nothing So Far,’: Before the Being of Ourselves Began'"

Faculty Respondent: Carla Freccero

6-8pm: Reception at the Cowell Senior Commons Room

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