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Poetry & Poetics Workshops

Below you’ll find the spring schedule for the Poetry & Poetics Workshop. Please mark these dates on your calendar! Workshops customarily take place on Mondays at 4:30 PM in Rosenwald 405. The spring quarter is chock-a-block with tantalizing poetics offerings, and we hope to see you at as many of these discussions as you can make it to.

For more information, please contact Joel Calahan at [calahan@uchicago.edu].

All papers will be available one week in advance of the workshop for download from our website (see above for link).

Spring 2011 Poetry & Poetics Workshop Schedule

March 28 | Erin Nerstad | Department of English

April 11 | Lev Blumenfeld | Department of Linguistics, Carleton University

April 25 | Michelle Clayton| Department of Comparative Literature, University of California-Los Angeles

May 9 | Dustin Simpson | Department of Comparative Literature

May 23 | Victoria Somoff | Department of Russian Language & Literature, Dartmouth University

June 6 | Don Fette | Department of Comparative Literature

Poetry & Poetics Workshop, alternating Mondays, 4:30 PM, Rosenwald 405

The Poetry and Poetics Workshop provides a forum for all those members of the University devoted to the study of poetry, be they graduate students, faculty, or poets. The workshop is committed to historical and formal engagement with poetry in all languages and across all periods, welcoming comparative work, as well as work that issues from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Beyond this core concern, we also value poetics broadly construed, including theories of the principles of creation, technique and composition in literary texts and, by extension, visual art, cinema and other art forms. Graduate students from any field are especially encouraged to present essays and dissertation chapters at the workshop.

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